Archive for July, 2013

Gold Award in Cruise Story: Flying Dutchman

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

By Catherine Watson I’m startled, now that I am writing this, at seeing the many links to the sea in my life. And to exile. When I was eight, my heart’s desire was to run away to sea and be a cabin boy on a clipper ship. There was a lot wrong with this plan […]

Bronze Award in Bad Trip: Infectious Laughter

Monday, July 15th, 2013

By Bruce Berger During the early Nineties I became aware that a new word was circulating in La Paz, borrowed from the English. The word was privacy and so fresh was the loan that speakers weren’t sure how it went. Was it privacia or privacidad? There had always been the adjective privado, as in propriedad […]

Silver Award in Bad Trip: Brazzaville Blues

Monday, July 8th, 2013

By Marie Javins I awoke and peeked out of my room at Hotel Gabriella, which I’d crawled into late last night, after the 14.5 hour, 140-mile truck journey from the Congo-Gabon border to here in Dolisie. I vaguely remembered the night clerk being hopelessly inept. He’d taken a basket of keys, then counted the room […]

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