Letters of Life

Month: November 2013

Friends From The Hundred Acre Wood

A narrative from an online issue of the magazine McSweeney’s called Christopher Robin Friend Requests the Residents of the Hundred Acre Wood  set me thinking about my own Hundred Acre Wood, the place where childhood and youngness resides. Followers of Winnie-the-Pooh would know the Hundred Acre Wood is the forest which Owl and Rabbit (Tigger, Kanga and Roo,… Read More ›

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Phnom Penh, 16 November 2013 dragonfly unable to hold on to the grass blade – Matsuo Basho (1649)

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Now Settled, A Word of Thanks

It’s been quite a ride getting published in Freshly Pressed. I realize there’s a  lovely group of editors and writers in the WordPress community who work hard sifting, shortlisting, and using their well-honed “built-in, shockproof, bullshit detectors” (Hemingway) to curate an interesting site that looks constantly freshly-pressed. Warm thanks. Appreciate all of you fellow readers, writers… Read More ›

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A Case for Not Bitstripping Yourself

How charming, the idea of turning yourself into a comic version of yourself. How effortless to plonk yourself into a two-dimensional world of flat colour where you can live out your fantasies. “Instant comics and cards starring YOU and your friends (capitals mine).”  That’s what greets you when you open the Bitstrip app. In this… Read More ›

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