In Quotation Marks

Which is to say that, whatever happens, good or bad, cause for rejoicing or lament, “the world will still be round.”

– Gary Jennings in The Journeyer

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For Vientiane, history, and the humans of Moutern Village


It wasn’t too long ago that Vientiane laid down its silken fabrics along the Riverbank.

Later, folks would sell these and other wares under moon- and floodlight. Real and fake sandalwood prayer beads would be presented alongside the pa-biang scarves, laid out from left to right, overlapping, like a textiled rainbow.

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