Monthly Archives: June 2014

VOICE HOOKS READERS INTO YOUR WORLD

A colleague wrote me that he was giving up; the publishing industry was too exacting nowadays. We compared stories about how we got started.  He said that his first attempts at  co-authoring were published immediately and he’d sent in a … Continue reading

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EASY SUMMER READING

Hi Ka. Great storytelling sweeps you into another world, right? I feel that going into the past, into another country or world or the future makes for more complete escape. Lately I read mostly history, for my work. Of course, … Continue reading

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SUMMER’S COOKIN’ YOU: BOOKS I RECOMMEND

Sawadee-ka! If you’re blessed with peaceful downtime or just have some time and want to read, here are some nice, easy-to-read but literate things you’ll enjoy.  They share the theme KEEPING THE SELF BURNING BRIGHTLY The Quiet American, Graham Greene   … Continue reading

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Am I Disturbing You?/Monty Python/Regency mince pies…

Sawadee-ka, Maybe you remember the Monty Python sketch. A guy with BBC-perfect diction is smashing plates (I believe they were in a plate rack), one by one. He looked at the camera. “Am I disturbing you?” And he continued to … Continue reading

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Health and Eye Care in Kathmandu, 5/14

Friendly (non-ethnocentric) health care is something I feel pretty strongly about. Let’s be honest: sometimes locals would rather not have us around their medical facilities unless we’re millionaires…Or maybe a place that was wonderful 15 years ago has changed a … Continue reading

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