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"Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks."”
Bretigne Shaffer spent nearly ten years as a journalist in Asia. She is the author of "Memoirs of a Gaijin", "Why Mommy Loves the State", and "Urban Yogini: A Superhero Who Can't Use Violence". She contributed to the anthology "Why Peace", and her articles...