Wasting away in Mañanaville

5 Writers 5 Novels 5 Months


Silk’s Post #102 — Let me ask you a question: have you ever procrastinated? No? Really? Not even once? Okay, you’re dismissed. The rest of you should read on.

Some background: this is my last post before the 5writers get together for our mini-retreat in Vancouver later this week. It has been on the calendar for more than two months. One of the key things on our agenda is reviewing synopses for our five books in progress, and we all agreed to have these ready for presentation and discussion.

A confession: I’m still working on my synopsis with less than three days left to finish it. Did I say “still working” on it? I meant “just starting to work” on it. I will charitably assume that all the other four writers are totally ready. Actually, I know better. We’re all in the same boat.

So why is it so difficult to knuckle down…

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Introducing the Facebook Groups App

Choosing pearls amidst piles of pebbles ! Yes it is possible for the devoted !

Facebook Newsroom

By Shirley Sun, Product Manager

People use Facebook Groups every day to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends.

Today, we’re introducing a new Facebook Groups app that helps people share faster and more easily with all the groups in their life. We built this app with the people who use Groups the most in mind, like:

  • Students from Donda’s House, an arts nonprofit in Chicago, who use groups to stay in touch during and after a 12-week music program
  • A class of dental students in Brazil who use a group to post notes and reminders about upcoming tests and due dates
  • Nine best friends spread out across Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and England who use a group to keep connected

Here’s how it works:

When you open the app, you’ll see all your Facebook Groups in one place…

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Phnom Penh

Ancient civilisation of the world now mixed up and mutated wit the chequered history of exploration and utterly inhuman exploitation !

Flat Tires and Slow Boats

Royal PalaceBeing on Cambodian soil you feel hot, sweaty, and excited to be exactly where you are. The air is thick; the noise and chaos make you feel alive.

It is precisely this kind of bedlam that I love when I travel. It’s where so much of the craziness happens and after only one day I have not been disappointed.

This was originally supposed to be a trip shared with my girlfriend. Unfortunately her reaction to the first vaccination left it impossible for her to receive the remainder necessary. Vaccinations spread out over a longer period of time will mean this is merely a postponement in our worldwide adventure. So for now I am scouting ahead and looking forward to the day I can share these adventures with her.

Sometime soon she will be fully loaded with inoculations and protected against CDC recommended diseases to avoid.

Phnom Penh is a city of contrasts and surprises. It is located…

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