Friday, January 23, 2015

SEX with Elna, pygmies in Burma (video)

Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; The Moth ( with Garrison Keillor, Elna Baker

Prophet Joseph Smith, can you forgive her?
A young woman recounts the difficulty of being a clean cut Mormon in New York City, which somehow Mittens Romney is able to do even in dirtier, weirder Washington, D.C. Young Elna Baker is a writer and comedian, whose book The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance was published by Penguin in 2009. She currently resides in NY, but this disclosure was not the highlight of one night at The Moth.

Alan Rabinowitz with The Taron (NatGeo)
That honor goes to Alan Rabinowitz and his amazing story of hiking in Buddhist Burma in a far off part of the country where the world's only surviving group of Mongoloid pygmies (a kind of human, possibly the kumbhanda of Buddhist lore, going extinct, The Taron) were said to have been spotted by an earlier explorer. He guides his companions in and finds the remnants of the tribe.
Alan Rabinowitz, while searching the Himalayas high in upper Burma, comes across the last of the mysterious Taron people and meets with the locals. More

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