Today 47 years ago, the Khmer Rouge radical communists took over Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Initially, the Cambodian communists had been closely linked with and relied on the communist movement in Vietnam to fight French colonialism. The Khmer People’s Revolutionary Party (KPRP) was founded in 1951. A Cambodian scholar, Sok Udom Deth, argued
Washington DC, Spring 2022.
April 29, 2021: a conversation with my mother about death.
“Are you afraid of death?”
“I used to be afraid of death. But now, I am no longer scared of it. I sometimes wish it would take me sooner so all the pain I am experiencing will finally end.”
“What do you think will happen
Winter 2021, Northampton, Ma
Walking alone on a cold day in the New England weather, she is thinking about death. Death is the only thing that is definite to everyone. It certainly never changes; no matter who you are or how much wealth you own, you can’t avoid death. Everyone will die; no one will live