Travel Log: Vietnam – The South‏

Striving towards becoming borderless involves traveling the world. How else can one really experience a culture without visiting?

We arrived in Saigon on Saturday with a net gain of 5 Aussies; we are now 15 people and this group is very well-organized accomplishing much more than I could have hoped to do alone. The economy is booming; there is new construction everywhere and clearly capitalism rules!… [Read more]

Travel Log: Vietnam – The North

Striving towards becoming borderless involves traveling the world. How else can one really experience a culture without visiting?

Hanoi is bedlam! Motor bikes, bicycles, scooters, cars and trucks all trying to navigate simultaneously with their horns, rules of the road and traffic signals are completely ignored and pedestrian crossings serve no other purpose than to consume white paint.… [Read more]

Your Move, America: Vietnam and a Gay Rights Decision to Shake the World

The Vietnamese Justice Department may be sparking a continental revolution. Coming under consideration this month, with a final decision due next May, Vietnam is officially considering the legality of same-sex marriage. If the bill passes, they will be the first in the continent to legally acknowledge such unions, joining eleven other nations worldwide.

While they may not be the first country to come to mind when you think about a champion of gay rights in Asia, they are less hostile to the idea, at least.… [Read more]

What Standing Do the People Have in the Dirty Game of Politics?

My north Jersey neighborhood is pretty Republican. In fact, I claim on my blog site, Liberaloutpost , that the area is so Republican that even birds don’t have left wings. Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it doesn’t change the fact that there’s not a whole lot of political debate going on.… [Read more]