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Re: The Reason To Love Cambodia

PHeymont ·
So often people travel without real contact with the ordinary people around them...makes moments like yours very special! thanks!
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Re: The Reason To Love Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
Somehow I have no difficulty imagining the scene...it seems to fit your nature perfectly, TravelwithLamb. A nice travel moment, thanks!
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Re: The Reason To Love Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Very cool! I love the sights and the food but it's meeting people that is my favorite part of travel
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No-Aspirations-to-Best-Anything Destination Lists

PortMoresby ·
In answer to DrFumblefinger's musing response to my last such post, essentially what, pray tell, is the criteria for various "best" travel lists, a perfectly sensible question, I offer another, more intriguing, compilation of places.   This...
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The Reason To Love Cambodia

Travel With Lamb ·
My entire body is sticky from sweat and sweet fruit. The vendor had smiled so nicely to me, I felt that a refusal to his insistent sale might be taken as offensive. The pineapple had been tasty and quenched my thirst, but my fingers sticking together...
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A Book Review for Writers

PortMoresby ·
As I was putting the finishing touches on my last post, '50 Years Later, Paris' I'd just begun reading a book that sounded intriguing somehow, 'Between You & Me, Confessions of a Comma Queen' , by Mary Norris, a copy editor for The New Yorker magazine. I was attracted to it because commas have always been a mystery to me, not helped by the fact that a friend, Bill Moore, a poet and poetry journal publisher, commented once on the dearth of commas in my writing. He said I needed more and...
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Re: A Book Review for Writers

PHeymont ·
I think you've just sold me another book (although I'm married to someone who has been accused—by me—of causing a world comma shortage). I think Mary Norris is nudging us all to the place I've arrived at: the two purposes of punctuation are clarity of intent, and to indicate emphasis for speaking. If the ancient rules don't accomplish that, and sometimes they don't, toss 'em! As for me, I'm addicted to em dashes...hangover of my typographic career.
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Re: A Book Review for Writers

PortMoresby ·
Regarding, "...to indicate emphasis for speaking," you'll hear more than one argument from her on that point, often depending on the writer. I think you're going to enjoy it.
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