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Travel Warning!

This week the US government has issued a travel warning for US-Americans traveling to Indonesia. Oops. Too late. I was already there when I read the travel warning. I was on the island of Bali in the beach resort of Kuta, the site of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people and injured 240 […]

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Writers Abroad Anthology

While I’m off riding about on bumpy roads in Asia, have a look at the new Writers Abroad Anthology. My short story “Hunger,” the story of a troubled young man from Hackney (near London) who thinks his life might work in Germany. I’ll be back from my travels on November 30 with lots of photos […]

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Free Burma! End Fascism! Burn Guy Fawkes!

I’ve been a little stressed lately—problems at work, problems with the tenants, etc.—so I was really looking forward to a relaxing, quiet weekend in London. Thanks to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, however, the weekend was not meant to be quiet. Bonfire night is traditionally November 5 to celebrate the foiled Catholic […]

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