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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.


Master Fengxue was asked by a monk, “Speech and silence involve alienation and vagueness; how does one get through without transgression?”
Fengxue said, “I always remember south of the lake in springtime, the hundred flowers fragrant where the partridges call.”
— Wumen Huikai, Koan 24, “Detachment from Words”


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