Muffadal Saylawala

Heading for the hills

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Dear amigo, We’re heading north on the Pan-American Highway toward Managua. The tuk-tuk wagons and occasional cattle herds slow our progress, but we hope for a safe arrival within the hour. Once in Managua, Müffa will spend the better part of the day renewing his resident visa while I post up and work from a food court at a shopping mall. Once our business in the capital city is wrapped up we’ll head farther north into the coffee-growing region of the country, just outside of Matagalpa, for a writing retreat…read more


The Book: Word Engineering

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Dear Amigo, I’m on the third floor in my corner office here at Casa Oro (Mom, I made it!). The power’s out, so I’m writing this first draft by pen and paper. It’s a hot and windy day here in San Juan del Sur – dry season in Nicaragua. Only a few brave leaves remain clinging to their branches and, soon, they’ll be taken, and it’ll look like a desert outside – a sharp contrast to the lush jungle scenery from a month ago. This newsletter is the first of…read more