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A Social Media Hiatus This December

I’ve been under the weather for the past weeks, which has slowed down the blog. I had planned a social media hiatus starting this December, but it came somewhat early.

So this blog, Amlokiblogs, my Twitter, Triberr, Facebook, Goodreads and G+ will all hibernate through December, and come alive on the 1st of January.

This is to give myself a much-needed break from online life, so I can focus on my health, family, and my writing.

In the meanwhile, wish you all the joys and blessings of the festive season, and see you in the New Year!

A December Hiatus

I’ve been under the weather for the past weeks, which has slowed down the blog. I had planned a social media hiatus starting this December, but it came somewhat early. So this blog, Daily (w)rite, my Twitter, Triberr, Facebook, Goodreads and G+ will all hibernate through December, and come alive on the 1st of January.…

What is Your Favorite Writing Ritual?

Zafar Anjum has been an author friend ever since we both got published in a Singapore-based anthology, and today I ask him questions about his writing life, his favorite writing ritual, and the books he’s read and written. ——- 1. What do you love about writing? Is there anything about writing that annoys you? How…

Can You Invent a City?

The cities would remain Honduran but would enjoy a high degree of autonomy. They would be governed through charters made up of tried-and-tested political, economic and social regulations gleaned from around the world. Partner nations would provide guidance and oversight on troublesome issues like law enforcement and the courts.

For example, the Honduran judicial system is widely viewed as slow and corrupt, a factor that concerns foreign investors. To provide legal stability, the island nation of Mauritius has agreed to allow its Supreme Court to serve as the court of appeals for a future Honduran charter city.

Another proposal is to ban physical currency in the new cities and rely on debit cards and electronic payments to reduce crime and corruption. It sounds radical, but Nigeria has already placed limits on bank withdrawals and deposits to discourage cash transactions in Lagos, Abuja and other cities….

I Miss You: The bloggers We Really Miss

Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish, and Alex J. Cavanaugh are hosting the I Miss You Blogfest which is one of the coolest Alex has hosted in my opinion, one about the bloggers we really miss… and the ones we would really miss! Here’s their requirement: “Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as…