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August 16, 2016

Noh Place Like Home

Noh Bo, one of our favorite places in Thailand, is a small village in the heart of the Karen homeland. It’s about two hours north of Mae Sot and edges up the Moei River, which doubles as the border with Burma. It’s also the location of one of Blessed Homes’ centers: a collection of homes for children who have no place to go. / continue reading

August 8, 2016

That Time I Was Horribly Offensive

I committed a cross-cultural faux pas the other day. If you’d like to know more about what that means, read this. If you want to find out what I did, keep reading. / continue reading

June 12, 2016

Find a Wife in the Rice Fields

While staying near Chiang Mai, we were told about a local flute maker who we should meet. One hour-long drive and a ten minute hike later, we arrived at a waterfall compound where he makes and sells his instruments. / continue reading

May 18, 2016

Meeting Eh Klo

Tuesday morning. We leave the city of Chiang Mai and take a songthaew (one of the most popular forms of public transport in Thailand) to the suburbs. We are meeting with Eh Klo Moo–a Karen musician, producer, and dreamer.

Eh Klo is a man with one foot in the past and one foot in the future.

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April 23, 2016

A Connection to Home

“No better place to start off The Noted Project than 10 minutes away from home.”

That’s what I thought when I recently met Kaw Kaw: musician, Karen native, and refugee living in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Believe it or not, I actually met Kaw Kaw through my car insurance agent, who knows Kaw Kaw from church. In Lancaster County, everybody knows everybody through church. / continue reading