Archive - August 16, 2017

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Reviews — MOLP and KMEDJZIK by Woody Starkweather (Kazakhstan)
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Elaine Chao Stands By Her Man (Not Her Husband)

Reviews — MOLP and KMEDJZIK by Woody Starkweather (Kazakhstan)

  MOLP: Charles & Louise, Book 1 by Woody Starkweather (Kazakhstan 2004–06) Birch Tree Books November 2016 (2nd edition) 264 pages $11.99 (paperback), $4.99 (Kindle), $14.95 (Audible)   KMEDJZIK: Charles & Louise, Book 2 by Woody Starkweather (Kazakhstan 2004–06) Birch Tree Books November 2016 229 pages $11.99 (paperback), $4.99 (Kindle)   Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963–65) • EVERY PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER returns from abroad with rich knowledge of a place and its people, with new and insightful cultural perspectives, and often with enough story material in head and heart to write a novel, or two . . . or more. Author Woody Starkweather is a case in point. He and his wife Janet Givens taught English in Central Asia and are now using their international experience for writing. Janet does memoirs, Woody does novels. The novels reviewed here are the first two in a series. They are entitled MOLP and KMEDJZIK, but I . . .

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Elaine Chao Stands By Her Man (Not Her Husband)

Former (and briefly) Peace Corps Director Elaine Chao (1991-92) looks on lovingly as President  Trump defended those gathered in a Charlottesville park to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.”

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