Monthly Archives: November 2010

Local Artist: Sven Ortquist

The local Catholic Cathedral has a collection of carved reliefs done by a local artist named Sven Ortquist.  I believe he is half Samoan and half Scandinavian, so he is brown just like me.  I can’t help but think that … Continue reading

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Great Moments in AmSam History Vol. 1

Everyone remembers Apollo 13, right?  The true life events were made famous in the movie by Ron Howard starring Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, and Kevin Bacon.  Well, did you know that their space craft landed in the South Pacific not … Continue reading

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Interesting AmSam Laws Vol. 2

Abortion is basically illegal here.  But as one friend put it, “there are no unwanted children here”.  His statement seems to be accurate based on my observations.  I just find this to be interesting compared to the situation back home … Continue reading

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Interesting AmSam Laws Vol. 1

I have to drive with my seat belt on even though the speed limit is 25 MPH, but there is no limitation on the number of people riding in the bed of my truck.  I wonder which is more dangerous?  … Continue reading

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