Our Fields of Gold

Darwin mentioned the word love 95 times in the Descent of Man. He mentioned survival of the fittest twice. Five months ago, days after Paula’s major corrective surgery, Samantha and I left Seattle, bound for Phnom Penh.  A week later I returned home to Australia.  The last time Samantha or I saw her, Paula was … More Our Fields of Gold

Blinded By The Light

Something I learned from my time in Cambodia is that when you live in a destitute economy, you learn to be innovative and to waste nothing.  Impoverished communities, including those here in Central Australia, also share their resources to provide the best benefit to the whole community.  For example, different members of multiple families in … More Blinded By The Light

Here in Subcity

There’s something quite exotic about the streets of Phnom Penh, especially at night when I regularly get a sense of being inside a historical South East Asian novel, which I don’t ever recall reading.  The closest I can think of is the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is set in 21st century India.  … More Here in Subcity