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Lives #12: A Star

[This is the twelfth in a series of stories about interesting people I’ve known, called “Lives”.  I don’t know whether you would call it non-fiction, or fiction.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so that the individuals … Continue reading

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The Draft Constitution of Thailand – An Analysis

Abstract You assess a constitution by looking at three elements:  what rights are fully protected, how is the power to run the country divided and organized, and how are those in power selected?  Thailand’s proposed new constitution has significant issues … Continue reading

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Lives #3 Updated – Fah and Lek Get Married

[Almost a year and a half ago I wrote an article about Fah, whose life as a Thai ladyboy taught me a lot about how people see themselves.  This is another update on Fah’s life and, in the end, another … Continue reading

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What Is It About Thailand?

     –   by Jay Shepherd, July 31, 2014 I can’t count the number of times people have asked me why I return to Thailand, year after year.  What is it about that country, they say, that draws me back, even … Continue reading

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