He sat across the table from me, his appearance since I was gone in the bathroom a shock. It was obvious he came to speak to the local sexpats who had taken up residence at the table next to mine, but the half bottle of Khmer labeled booze—brown more than honey—the missing tooth, and the … Continue reading When the Crime Fiction Author Met the Criminal
Cambodia struggles with employment discrimination against LGBTIQ individuals. In a recent report, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights examines the issue.
Vietnamese comic books are a relatively new industry. Their progress is intrinsically tied to the country's turbulent history.
In October 39 Vietnamese migrants died in a freezer Lorry in England. Their deaths have triggered questions about human trafficking in Vietnam.
It's been almost three weeks since Austin MaCauley shipped the box of author copies from England through the courier DHL. First I got an email from my publisher saying DHL needed more information from me and I gave them my phone number and revised the address to include more information. Then I got a call … Continue reading Author Copies Arrived
Toward or towards? There is no right answer. yay.
Nobody's Heroes is the story of Reuben Ayers, a young professional black man in 1910s Harlem. He has thought much of improving the plight of his race and decided that politics would be his route to uplift. When President Wilson declares war on the Allied Powers, Reuben makes a deal with Tammany Hall, the Democratic … Continue reading Nobody’s Heroes Now on Sale
Is music a distraction from focus? It definitely affects us physically through dopamine injections, but is that enough to fuzzy the picture?
Reading Ehrlich's autobiography that I wrote about, here, I have run across an interesting bit of San Francisco history. Peter McDonough of McDonough brother's fame was the owner and operator of first a saloon and then the city's first bail bonds operation. He used the information he learned from freeing accused to build a protection … Continue reading The McDonough Machine
New book arrives in Vietnam. Research on a drug bust in 1949 San Francisco.