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The Cojournal Project

The Cojournal Project. This is an international, asynchronous conversation. It's by email. It's a community, too. There are never more than four people per circle. The goal is to connect, and interconnect, people whose paths I have personally crossed on wanders around the world since the 1990s. Currently in Vietnam, but linking, and interlinking, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues through the 'social bridging' social capital and Third Space that matters, very much, to me. The first Cojournal began in 2014. It was through a year of conversations happening weekly that some of us made this anthology, The Mirror. Lately, I'm also making...

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Breakfast in Cambodia (Kismuth / 2015)

AFTER THE STORY ENDS you think you have a way to talk about what happened. The good stuff, the road, the sharing, the journey. You try to do this in a way that's cohesive and consistent. You put things into 750-word columns for someone somewhere on the other side of the world, whom you hope will enjoy it. You want to know if someone is reading, and engaging, and every so often you will get a tiny note that says something like, "I clip your essay every month," and it makes you think, Keep going.' One of the things I...