TIPS & REFLECTIONS

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113. A Lesson in Duty

I'm just back from a wonderful trip to Myanmar. When I say Myanmar people look at me quizzically, so I have been using its old name, Burma, but I felt a little ashamed when I discovered that the country has been called Myanmar for nearly twenty years! There was so much to enjoy in Myanmar, the people were warm and friendly, the culture interesting, the pagodas splendid and prolific and the countryside beautiful, but in addition to all this we had one unforgettable and extraordinary stroke of good fortune. We saw Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi, referred to affectionately as Daw Suu or The Lady by her followers, is a long time hero of mine, as I'm sure she is for many people. T