Taufiq bin Abdul Khalid
Taufiq bin Abdul Khalid is a solicitor working in a small law office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has a son named Mikhail (aged 7) who dreams of becoming a venture capitalist.
In his younger days, a girl once described Taufiq as someone who can take three hours to describe an orange. Now much older, he spends less time contemplating fruits and more time observing this strange and beautiful world, and the amazing personalities that inhabit it. He blogs obsessively in the Sinners’ Almanac and is a master ping-pong player. Or so he claims.
Russell Streur is a born-again dissident residing in Johns Creek, Georgia. He was hit over the head with a baseball bat swung by an insistent muse from Crete in May of 2004 and has been just fine ever since. His poetry has been published in the United States and in England, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Scotland and Switzerland.
He operates The Camel Saloon, an on-line speakeasy catering to dromedaries, malcontents and jewels of the world: http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/ He also edits publications associated with The Camel Saloon including The Eye of the Needle and The Second Hump.