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[UA] Mongolian Poetry
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Landing in Mongolia, Chinggis Khaan International Airport greets travelers with three entirely different alphabets. There is English using the Romanized alphabet, Mongolian using Russia’s Cyrillic alphabet, and Mongolian again, this time using the traditional script. After decades of suppression by first the Chinese, and then the Russians, Mongolia’s traditional script is making a comeback. The […]

[StS] My Metaphorical, Meandering Truth
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At a young age I learned to interact with the world through the protection of sarcasm. I was brought up religious and so I believed every real question had already been answered (and answered correctly!) and when the real world ran counter to my expectations, I embraced verbal irony. If you’re in on the joke, […]

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[NPCA] Legends of Ger Life
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Myths. Fascinating and fun to tell, they seek to make sense of the inexplicable. They can involve gods or mere mortal-but are more exciting when they contain both. Mongolian myths have casts ranging from wolves, to the Chinese, to Father Sky. Twenty years of Peace Corps Volunteers in Mongolia, it turns out, has created its […]

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[GMP] Beauty and the Brute
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As the picture of the intricate machine running in front of me took shape, the tutu finally made sense. Odette, the Swan Queen, drew my attention as well as filled in the details that I had been missing. Each time she appears in front of Siegfried, she stops him from making a terrible mistake. For […]

John C Dwyer

John C Dwyer

This is a picture of me, John C Dwyer, and this is my site (one of them at least). I‘m a son of the American Midwest (if you can’t tell by the fromage-philic physique), learned to write in the Southwest, and lived in the Far East (a ger in the Gobi to be precise). I’ve spent some time in the desert and plan to carry it with me wherever I go.

One of the most difficult, but absolutely necessary demands of humanity is to communicate with clarity. We each have something to share and whether it’s through blogs, books, conversations, postcards, tweets, or websites—I want to use old and new technology to get those messages across.

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