Monthly Archives: September 2014

Nam Ngum Dam and Lake

Before our training we visited the Nam Ngum Dam and Lake about 2 hours north of the Lao Capital Vientiane. This massive body of water can be seen as a feature on regional-scale maps of the Mekong Countries.   A joint US, Thai and Japanese project begun in 1968, it produces electricity behind the massive … Continue reading →

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Nether Zone

I type this on a 14 hour flight somewhere over the North Pacific flying between Washington D.C. and a connection stopover in Tokyo. It is on these long haul legs that I enter the ‘nether zone’ where I am neither here nor there and all I have is my tiny seat and my thoughts. Well, … Continue reading →

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