Monthly Archives: February 2014

Reading For Pleasure in Cambodia

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Wat Damnak is one of my favourite places on earth.  It is a an expanse of land on the east side of the Siem Reap River housing the wat, a school, an NGO which teaches poor women to sew, a …

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Monkeys and Horses and Dragons – Oh My!

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It started ten years ago as a good idea.  Now the annual Giant Puppet Parade is one of the highlights of the Siem Reap calendar. I watched it last year from the sidelines and wrote about that experience here.  But …

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Bringing Dylan to Cambodia

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Believe it or not, today is the last day of this year’s Anjali House Writing Workshop. The theme was change, and we used David Bowie’s song, Changes, as the starting point for our two weeks of writing and discussion.  But these kids …

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Made in Cambodia

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Many of the hotels in Siem Reap find ways of helping the local NGO’s do the good work that they do. Many have specific programs that they champion or even run themselves. The Shinta Mani Hotel started running a Made …

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Week 1: Writing and Thinking with the Kids

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It’s hard to believe that today is the end of the first week of the Anjali House Writing Workshop. It always goes so fast. But already we accomplished a great deal. I decided to have this year’s theme be about …

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My First Post from Cambodia: Changes

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I’ve now been here for 36 hours. Back at my old guest house, Horizons. Back with people who have already become my old friends. But most importantly, back to Anjali House. Anjali House moved a few months ago and I …

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To and From Afar

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Today, I’m running around like crazy. Tomorrow I fly off to SE Asia for two months! Right now, it feels like two months is too long to be away. There is so much I’ll be missing when I’m gone. But …

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Chatting with Colin

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I’m still coming down after the high that was the weekend of THE book launch. Out of the Ruins is now properly on its way. It will get into as many hands as it will get into, be read by …

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