Burma / Myanmar

Burma/Mynmar

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The following articles and interviews are all about Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi. It is interesting as an American that Burma got its independence from the British by the leadership of Aung San who told them to leave his country. In many ways, Aung San parallels George Washington...except that the British left in 1948. The Burmese celebrate their Independence Day on January 4, 1948. Because of Aung San's ability to reason with the British, they left without a revolution like ours against the British in 1776.

Tragically, a political rival assassinated Aung San resulting finally in a military government in Burma now called Myanmar. In spite of that senseless killing, Aung San's daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi has continued to follow her father's leadership example. She has lead her people toward more freedom, rights, and dignity.


Shrimp Can Whistle thumbnail Shrimp Can Whistle "I dream things that never were and say, why not."
Invictus thumbnail Invictus Thank You, Mrs. Davis
How Will I Live to My 100th Birthday?  thumbnail How Will I Live to My 100th Birthday? Answer: Ikigai
The Value of Travel:  thumbnail The Value of Travel: Education
We Don't Have a Democracy...  thumbnail We Don't Have a Democracy... Yet Either
Ginger, the Dances, and the Lady  thumbnail Ginger, the Dances, and the Lady It Is All About Determination
I'm Hanging My Lantern  thumbnail I'm Hanging My Lantern For All To See
The Great Value of the Philosophers' Stone...  thumbnail The Great Value of the Philosophers' Stone... To Me
Teach Your Children, Part 2 thumbnail Teach Your Children, Part 2 But When?
Mentor Tell You Something About You  thumbnail Mentor Tell You Something About You The Value of Post-it Notes
Moh Moh's Email  thumbnail Moh Moh's Email Big Dreams Never Run Smooth
A Quest...  thumbnail A Quest... To Find a Heart of Gold
Ivan the Thankful thumbnail Ivan the Thankful And It Wasn't for a Turkey and All the Trimmings
Roll Me Up thumbnail Roll Me Up I Am Free to be Me at 73
Tom Brokaw... thumbnail Tom Brokaw... Another Dancer
The Lady, Bobby, and Bagan  thumbnail The Lady, Bobby, and Bagan Triangulation Process
Jack and Owen, the Artists thumbnail Jack and Owen, the Artists Determined Artists
On the Road Again... thumbnail On the Road Again... Like a Gypsy
The Lady thumbnail The Lady And the Peacock
Dostoyevsky Danced with Death thumbnail Dostoyevsky Danced with Death As a Result, Became a Great Writer.
The Value of Grandchildren thumbnail The Value of Grandchildren Links to the Past and Future
Teach Your Children... thumbnail Teach Your Children... To Dream
Jacks and Owen Drawings thumbnail Jacks and Owen Drawings For Five Ladies
Resurrecting Dashed Dreams thumbnail Resurrecting Dashed Dreams By Continuing to Dream
A Bridge Too Far thumbnail A Bridge Too Far Isn't Always the Case
What a Difference a Few Years Makes thumbnail What a Difference a Few Years Makes If You Are Joisting with Windmills
Himmler and His Quest for the Holy Grail thumbnail Himmler and His Quest for the Holy Grail Remember the Past
Dealing with Impossible Dreams Realistically... thumbnail Dealing with Impossible Dreams Realistically... Or Getting All My Ducks Lined Up
GiGi's Psychoanalysis thumbnail GiGi's Psychoanalysis Me and My Hauntings
Moh Moh Spoke thumbnail Moh Moh Spoke And She Sounded Like Don Quixote
 thumbnail Return to Myanmar Dream Big
Listening to My Mentors thumbnail Listening to My Mentors And Dreaming Impossible Dreams
My Love Letters thumbnail My Love Letters They Must Be Written
We Shall Overcome thumbnail We Shall Overcome A Belief Amid Darkness
The Value of My Hauntings....  thumbnail The Value of My Hauntings.... It Forces the Issues
On Seeing the Light thumbnail On Seeing the Light Chuck, Paul, and Me
Paying Tribute to Steve, Anne, and Dave thumbnail Paying Tribute to Steve, Anne, and Dave For Their Assistance
The Scholarly Santa thumbnail The Scholarly Santa Which is Better Than a Santa with a Sax
Don Quixote thumbnail Don Quixote Then and Now
Doubling Down... thumbnail Doubling Down... To Make Dreams Come True
It's Confession Time... thumbnail It's Confession Time... And It Isn't Sunday
Think about the Legacy that You Leave thumbnail Think about the Legacy that You Leave Will Your Relatives Be Proud of You?
Looking Back and Remembering thumbnail Looking Back and Remembering Looking Forward and Hoping
Putin thumbnail Putin A Czar on a Fool's Errand
Signature Holidays thumbnail Signature Holidays
The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men... thumbnail "The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men... Often Go Awry"
Scottish Independence thumbnail Scottish Independence You Need No More Sunshine To Mature.
Articles as a Living Legacy... thumbnail Articles as a Living Legacy... Why I Write
It is in Giving that We Get... thumbnail It is in Giving that We Get... Especially in Restaurants in Valparaiso.
Come Alive... thumbnail Come Alive... Before You Die.
Orwell and Scottish Independence thumbnail Orwell and Scottish Independence Or Smell the Heather and Vote for Independence
Orwell Was Ahead of His Time... thumbnail Orwell Was Ahead of His Time... He Should Have Lived in 2014
Burma-Shave... thumbnail Burma-Shave... And Seeing the Light
Connecting the Dots... thumbnail Connecting the Dots... For Scottish Independence
Changing the World... thumbnail Changing the World... The Story of My Struggle
The White Man's Burden... thumbnail The White Man's Burden... Then and Now.
Leaving a Legacy... thumbnail Leaving a Legacy... A Concern of a 71-Year Old.
Orwell and Kipling and the Battle of Burma thumbnail Orwell and Kipling and the Battle of Burma Or Why I Care
Learning to Play Chess from a Master thumbnail Learning to Play Chess from a Master What Jack and Owen Will Learn from Me.
Hang a Lantern on Your Problems... thumbnail "Hang a Lantern on Your Problems..." So All Can See.
Good Trip / Bad Trip thumbnail Good Trip / Bad Trip ...the Great Benefits of Bad Trips
Exceptionalism thumbnail Exceptionalism Seen in the US, Scotland, and Myanmar
The Sins of the Father in America thumbnail The Sins of the Father in America... What We Must Remember
The Golden Rock thumbnail The Golden Rock Rocks and Stones Hold Countries Together
On Seeing the Light... thumbnail On Seeing the Light... More Clearly
I See More Clearly... thumbnail I See More Clearly... Thanks to Carl Sagan.
Open-Letter from a Scottish-American thumbnail Open-Letter from a Scottish-American An Opportunity To Learn From Myanmar
Big Churches, Big Poverty, Big Problems thumbnail Big Churches, Big Poverty, Big Problems ...and even bigger questions.
The Value of Travel thumbnail The Value of Travel... Or Learning About Myanmar.
The Two Ladies thumbnail The Two Ladies: Parallels between the Ukraine and Myanmar
What the Japanese Remembered During WWII... thumbnail What the Japanese Remembered During WWII... Some Japanese Did and Some Didn't Remember
The Blessing and the Curse of the Internet thumbnail The Blessing and the Curse of the Internet ...Everyone Will Have a Saved Memory
What I Learned on the Streets of Yangon...   thumbnail What I Learned on the Streets of Yangon... From Two Dogs.
The Value of Dreaming thumbnail The Value of Dreaming Instructions from My Cardiologist...
Myanmar Itinerary thumbnail Myanmar Itinerary
I Bet that He Never Read Any Shakespeare... thumbnail I Bet that He Never Read Any Shakespeare... But He Clearly Got the Message
The Birth of Burma thumbnail The Birth of Burma And Betting on that Nation's Future
What I Learned at the Golden Rock... thumbnail What I Learned at the Golden Rock... Believe in the Impossible
Never Too Old to Learn thumbnail Never Too Old to Learn My Techy Computer Confession...
Protest Movements in Myanmar and the US... thumbnail Protest Movements in Myanmar and the US... We Shall Overcome!
I Have Seen the Light... thumbnail I Have Seen the Light... Thanks to Myanmar and Dr. Marchand
An Interesting Thing Happened to Me thumbnail An Interesting Thing Happened to Me ...On the Road to Mandalay.
A Tribute to the Lady thumbnail A Tribute to the Lady Myanmar and the World Will Be Better Because of Her.
British Colonial Rule thumbnail British Colonial Rule In America, Scotland, Burma, and the World
Cromwell's Dissolution of the Long Parliament...   thumbnail Cromwell's Dissolution of the Long Parliament... Then and Now.
Getting to the End of the Line thumbnail Getting to the End of the Line On the Railway of Death
John Tom thumbnail John Tom Burmese Advocacy Center Staff
Min Shwe Oo thumbnail Min Shwe Oo Burmese Advocacy Center Staff
The Passing of Elmo to a New Generation... thumbnail The Passing of Elmo to a New Generation... Or the Passing of Cookie Monster to a Free Scotland
Pain is Pain... thumbnail Pain is Pain... That Makes Me Tick
An Open Letter to Kim Jong-Un thumbnail An Open Letter to Kim Jong-Un It's Not Just the Peasants that Lack
Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism thumbnail Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism How Really Special are We?
Is it a Time to Chill or a Time to Get Busy... thumbnail Is it a Time to Chill or a Time to Get Busy... That is the Question?
Levels of Learning... thumbnail Levels of Learning... Or How to Make Learning 3-D
No Pain, No Gain... thumbnail No Pain, No Gain... Learning to Jump to Success
On the Road to Mandalay thumbnail On the Road to Mandalay ...A Road Less Traveled
Dating of Independence Day thumbnail Dating of Independence Day 1776 and 2014
The Bridge Over/On the River Kwai thumbnail The Bridge Over/On the River Kwai Myths and Realities