Archive for January, 2010

On Salinger

January 29th, 2010 | 5 Comments

Smoking

January 28th, 2010 | 4 Comments

Looking at Hanoi Architecture

January 27th, 2010 | 3 Comments

Tigers and Temples

January 25th, 2010 | No Comments

Wild Things

January 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment

Fun and Not-So-Fun

January 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Cycling Around Hanoi

January 14th, 2010 | No Comments

Going to the Top of Vietnam

January 12th, 2010 | 9 Comments

Hello Halong Bay

January 8th, 2010 | 4 Comments

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Andy Engelson is a writer and editor who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. He's currently working on a historical novel set in the Northwest United States during World War II. He's also a freelance writer, essayist and member of the Hanoi Writer's Collective. In a former life, he edited Washington Trails magazine for six years and before that was freelance journalist. He likes to hike, travel, and play with his family.

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The pleasure of hating, like a poisonous mineral, eats into the heart of religion, and turns it to rankling spleen and bigotry; it makes patriotism an excuse for carrying fire, pestilence, and famine into other lands: it leaves to virtue nothing but the spirit of censoriousness, and a narrow, jealous, inquisitorial watchfulness over the actions and motives of others. What have the different sects, creeds, doctrines in religion been but so many pretexts set up for men to wrangle, to quarrel, to tear one another in pieces about, like a target as a mark to shoot at? — William Hazlitt, “The Pleasure of Hating”

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