Letters of Life

Tag: New Year

A New Year’s Words

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.    TS Eliot The first hour of 2012 found me standing on the esplanade by the Tonle Sap, a tributary that flows into the great Mekong River. The warm and windy air stank of old mud and sewage. We… Read More ›

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The Last Day of Christmas

Today is Christmas Day, the first day of Christmas. It’s my last day of Christmas. Tomorrow I head for Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and I won’t be back til 2012. That’s what I like about the transition between the old year and the new. The First Day sounds epic, longer than it really is, self-important, and at… Read More ›

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