Post Tagged with: "Vietnam War"

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Saigon’s Yin to Hanoi’s Yang

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Saigon’s Yin to Hanoi’s Yang

(click on photos to see full size images) We tend to toss around the terms ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ with some hazy notion that they represent something to do with balance. What we read before we came and what has been confirmed by all we have seen and been told, is […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnamese and Cambodians – what’s really in their hearts and on their minds?

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnamese and Cambodians – what’s really in their hearts and on their minds?

The term “hearts and minds” was buried somewhere in me and sprang to mind as I was thinking about a title for this blog post. Hearts and Minds refers to a short lived campaign by the United States military during the Vietnam War intended to win the popular support of […]

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ANN’S MUSINGS – Survival of the kindest

ANN’S MUSINGS – Survival of the kindest

Much as I wish it were otherwise, our human world often appears to operate according to the laws of the jungle, where might and power prevail over kindness and compassion. My spirits were, therefore, lifted high by a piece in the Toronto Star this past Saturday. It was is a […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – So why don’t the Vietnamese hate the Americans?

TRAVEL PURSUITS – So why don’t the Vietnamese hate the Americans?

Just last night, during intermission at a concert, I overheard a conversation between two people, one asking the other if she planned to join the fall Classical Pursuits trip Vietnam Voices: A Balanced Opposition. Over the din, I heard her response: “Oh, no, I could never go to Vietnam. I […]

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CLASSICAL TRIVIA! Lost in Generation

CLASSICAL TRIVIA! Lost in Generation

  Do you text? Have you even heard  “to text’ used as a verb?  I confess that I find this emerging language both undecipherable and unpleasing. A typical text exchange: JW U ZZZ IWYWH G2G? W/E GAL Translation: “Just wondering how you are.” “ Bored and tired.” “I wonder whether […]

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