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Reality & Trust

It is mid-November and I am in quarantine in a hotel, between worlds. But somehow, I've been in this place before... Now is my chance to collate and put together the output that sometimes I said I would get to, but often wavered on. Because what I think and stuff, that's not really important to you, is it? And here begins the discourse, on 'realities.' Plural. Life in Asia has taught me this... and more... This new book is a work of fiction. A collection of short stories, made based on observations. From where I was. Saigon. It is set...

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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...