Progress, I Guess

Last year, I wrote posts here and here about the dredging and widening of the Siem Reap River and how it led to mass evacuations of the people living and working along its shores. A new village had been planned to accommodate the evacuees but it was nowhere near...

A Woman of Angkor, by John Burgess

Literally 15 minutes after I arrived at my guest house in Siem Reap a month ago, I had my first meeting of my stay. It was with the writer, John Burgess, who was here promoting his new novel, A Woman of Angkor. I have now finished reading it, and I have to say, I am...

More Launch Photos!

Me giving my Intro As promised, here are some more photos from the launch party. If you missed the main post about the event, you can find it here: The view from the podium and the back ofour 1st 2 readers, Chuut and Vecheka. This was their 1st time, so they reada...

Imagination is the Best Power

getting ready for the show to begin at the Shinta Mani Hotel Last night was the launch party for the 5th issue of the Anjali House young adults creative writing magazine, Imagination is the Best Power — all 50 pages of it! It was quite an event. The beautiful...