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Damaged Goods now available through Smashwords

Damaged Goods, a collection of 28 flash fiction stories is now available through Smashwords. This collection features flash fiction from 50 words to 1,000 words. The stories range from a soldier coming home from World War II and an Air Force pilot ejecting from his F-4C over Vietnam to the night John Lennon died and […]

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damaged goods — now available at Lulu

My latest literary styling, damaged goods, is a collection of flash fiction which were published in online literary magazines the past year. The 28 stories in this collection, which range from 50 words to 1,500 words, are snippets of life which might be yours or someone else’s. Long after you’ve turned the page, these stories […]

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But-room

On the road from Vientiane to Thakek. Now, there are a couple things going on with this photo. First, “please” is misspelled; okay, that’s a little obvious. Now what got me chuckling is the next part, “butroom.” Yes, it should be “bathroom” but, (no pun intended) butroom makes sense. After all, it is a room […]

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Vientiane: The times are a changin’

Earlier this year I read on Samakomlao this informative Laos’ Website that The Pizza Company, this popular Thai pizza franchise was going to open their first store in Vientiane and become the first fast food restaurant in the capital city. I mentioned this to one of my blog readers and said that this could be […]

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Picture of the Day: Buddha through the doorway — Siem Reap, Cambodia 2006

Look closely–yep, that’s the Buddha through the doorway at Bayon in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Picture of the Day: Row of Buddhas at Haw Pha Kaew — Vientiane, Laos

A row of Buddha statues outside Haw Pha Kaew in Vientiane. Interestingly, this temple is no longer a temple, but it is a museum of Buddhist artifacts. Of course, if you are up on your history of Laos and Vientiane then you know that this temple once housed the Emerald Buddha–yes, the Emerald Buddha now […]

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Online Asian Photo Exhibition at The Camel Saloon

The editor of The Camel Saloon, Russell Streur, after he had seen some photos I submitted along with some of my poetry, came up with this cool idea about having an online photo exhibition of some of the photos I have taken during my travels around Asia. Called the Asian Caravan, it is a collection […]

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Picture of the Day: Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Boats of all sizes plying the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok near Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

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Picture of the Day: Warning sign at Pre Rup — Siem Reap, Cambodia

You come across a lot of signs like the one above when exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia; especially those ruins that you climb up. This sign was posted at Pre Rup.

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Where have I been hiding?

Not really hiding anywhere, but spending more time on my All Things Laotian blog as well as writing flash fiction, working on my novel and sending off poems and stories to various online magazines, as well as writing an article for the Joong Ang Daily. The law of averages dictate that sooner or later one […]

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