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Kite Arch sails
Kites on my "autobiographical" arch. Each kite represents something important in one way or another in my life. People known, places traveled, books or movies enjoyed, activities with my kids -- most anything might be on here. A work in progress, and still growing -- there are currently 98 kites on the arch.

(Because the arch is made in sections, it might not be flying in the exact order depicted here, but kites pictures will mostly be near each other when the arch is flown.)

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My "Kite SHow"
Some of the kites I can toss in a bag and bring to an event (up to the baggage allowance!)

NOT PICTURED -- NEW! 20 foot long Baby whale to fly with "Big Momma," and a stack of smaller sea life kites flown together. Pictures as soon as I get a chance to fly them -- they are that new.
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Rental House
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Selected kite fest pictures.
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HCMC/Saigon, where the heat is on...
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Sa Ðéc
A brick factory and the floating market.
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Crossing back into Vietnam on the Mighty Mekong
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The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Prison
It is very hard to wrap your mind around what happened when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and began their genocide against damn near everybody. There is no hierarchy of genocide, but there is something uniquely unfathomable about a regime that kills everyone who wears glasses because they look like intellectuals, or who forceably evacuates everybody from entire cities to go be rice farmers but does not teach any of them how to grow rice, or who then prohibits picking fruit from trees in the jungle when people are starving.

Visiting the Killing Fields site at Choeung Ek and the torture center at Tuol Sleng was very difficult. I did not feel comfortable taking a lot of pictures, so there are few of them to share here, but I also understood the importance of bearing witness to what happened there, and to try and convey some sense of it onward.

It is striking to visit Cambodia and realize that all of the people I meet who are my age survived the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. Most, stunningly,had no interest in exacting justice on the members of the regime (one of whom is now the head of government there!)

Some of these pictures may be disturbing. Hopefully, the lessons to be carried away here are worth a bit of disturbance,
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