The Woman from Belgium

The situation in the camp was steadily improving, but remained a scene of degradation. The blistering heat only  added to the energy sapping work. Yet it was here that I met an extraordinary woman in one of those fleeting encounters that occur throughout a life time, and generally fade from memory. But those of us […]

The Blue Dictionary

-Picture this – October 1979 – close to the Thai / Kampuchean border area. The heat is intense, the sun  way too bright for the cheap sunglasses bought in haste and my sparkling white uniform cannot cope with the sweat cascading from pores I never knew I had!   The scene in front of me […]