It’s been nearly 40 yrs since we (the Taidam) arrived in the US. As a child, I vaguely remember the Taidam song Sip Ha Phi – unsure of its meaning then, the melody embedded itself into my subconscious calling me to discover its message, its ca...

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I woke up early this morning after a deep sleep. I almost forgot where I was. I thought I heard my kids stirring and getting ready for school, but a glance at the mountains from my hotel window tells me I’m here, in a place that familiar to the memo...

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It feels different every year, but this year is unfamiliarity strange as we said goodbye to our students. There were no tears, no long hugs, no looks of sadness or negotiating to make us stay just a little longer. Perhaps it was the group dynamic, our tim...

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You were just a dream. A dream that kept calling my spirit to return if only for a brief moment. I finally accepted, ventured into your embrace looking for a connection, for answers, for closure, for belonging. What I arrived to left me longing for more. ...

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I’m wandering the pavements of Las Vegas but feeling the Cambodian dirt under my feet. The dust kicks up, stinging my eyes as I instinctively grab my Cambodian scarf to cover my mouth. My eyes water. I blink rapidly as a distant image comes into foc...

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I’m returning soon to Kingdom of Wonder. As I reflect on the wonderful students I’ve met along my journeys I’m always wondering how they are. Their smiles and resilience can capture any heart as they live each day, innocently, in a reali...

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