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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

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Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in AUTHOR

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Paul Sochaczewski has a family history of involvement in the arts, sports and exploration. _______ My great great great grandfather, Josef (The Kalicz Kid) Sochaczewski, played in a regular Friday night poker game with Frédéric Chopin.  Josef, who was losing big, had just bet a sackful of zloty on his hand, attempting to draw to […]

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Some of my favorite links

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Links

Bruno Manser Foundation Lobbying for the Penan tribe of Sarawak, and their forest home. www.bmf.ch Human Development Foundation Rescues slum kids in Bangkok from broken homes (and worse), gives them education, family and hope.  Runs an outstanding Aids hospice where people can die with dignity. Run by Father Joe Maier, from Boston. www.mercycentre.org Himalayan Children’s […]

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IGOLF-International Golf and Life Foundation

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in IGOLF

IGOLF-International Golf and Life Foundation

IGOLF-International Golf and Life Foundation I am chairman and creative director of IGOLF- International Golf and Life Foundation. The sport of golf is growing in importance around the world.  We believe that golf can be a positive force in people’s lives and play an important role in creating environmental and social sustainability.  IGOLF wants to […]

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Almost Famous

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

Almost Famous A master class in creative non-fiction ________ Sponsored by Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok, Thailand Thursday June 7, 2010.  08.30-17.00 neilson.library@gmail.com  Tel: +66 2 233 1731 ________ Are you ready to write for publication? Strictly limited to 12 participants, preference will be given to people who have taken one of Paul’s previous classes. If […]

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Almost Famous

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

Almost Famous A master class in creative non-fiction ________   Sponsored by Indonesian Heritage Society  www.heritagejkt.org    Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday May 6, 2010.  08.30-17.00 ________ Are you ready to write for publication? Strictly limited to 12 participants, preference will be given to people who have taken one of Paul’s previous classes. If space permits, other aspiring […]

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Sharing the Journey

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

Sharing the Journey Travel writing with style ________ Sponsored by Indonesian Heritage Society  www.heritagejkt.org    Jakarta, Indonesia Tuesday May 4, 2010.  08.30-17.00 Wednesday May 5, 2010. 08.30-17.00 ________ You’ve fought with crocodiles in the Philippines and meditated in a frigid cave in Ladakh.  You’ve nibbled grilled grasshoppers in Isaan and had a life-changing conversation with a […]

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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles Alfred Russel Wallace and the Theory of Natural Selection ________ Sponsored by GoWild! http://gowildindo.multiply.com or  email gowildindo@gmail.com ________ Kristal Hotel, Jalan Terogong Raya Cilandak, Jakarta, Indonesia Monday May 3, 2010.  19.30 Requested donation rp 50,000 ________ Charles Darwin has been lionized as one of the giants of western thought for […]

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Paul’s IHT articles now on NY Times

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

The articles I’ve written over the past 20 years for the International Herald Tribune (maybe 25 stories) have been transferred to the New York Times database. To access these stories go to the NY Times homepage, http://global.nytimes.com/ and in the search box type my name Paul Spencer Sochaczewski and then click “All results since 1851”. […]

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Sharing the Journey

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

Travel Writing with Style _________ Royal Bhutan University Bhutan April 15, 2010

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Paul’s Favorites

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Photos

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The Girl by the Side of the Road

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Articles, Personal essays

The Girl by the Side of the Road Thirty years on, searching for the girl whose eyes said “I’m going to surprise you.” LADAKH, India In 1979 I took a black and white photo of a young girl in Ladakh.  She was perhaps ten. She wore a rough robe of homespun wool, she carried a […]

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China’s Emperor is Tanned, Rested and Ready

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Articles, Personal essays

China’s Emperor is Tanned, Rested and Ready Homeless Hawaiian heir to the throne seeks financial support to restore Ming Dynasty greatness HONOLULU, Hawai’i I had naively thought that China’s 2,000 year old imperial system ended when 12-year-old Pu Yi, the last emperor, was overthrown in 1912. “Not so,” declares Elmer.  “I’m the last emperor.” I […]

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Almost a Knight to Remember

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Articles, Personal essays

Almost a Knight to Remember I rather liked being called “Sir Paul” SOON-TO-BE-NATION OF SAVANTIS, Can’t-tell-you-where I turned down a knighthood recently. It was a tough decision – I liked the sound of “Sir Paul.” I had replied to a notice in the International Herald Tribune that had offered “an economically available, State Sanctioned Hereditary […]

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Aunt Sarah Rather Liked Her Original Childhood Name

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Articles, Personal essays

Aunt Sarah Rather Liked Her Original Childhood Name Popping  balloons instead of Chinese firecrackers; “mystic influence to the center” HONOLULU, Hawai’i I filled out the forms and wished my ancestors had been Burmese or Chinese.  I was changing my name to my grandfather’s original, and Win or Wong would have been a lot easier to […]

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Searching for Enigmas

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in Articles, Personal essays

Searching for Enigmas It’s everywhere, it’s nowhere, it’s dancing in three-quarter time EN-ROUTE TO PULAU VALSE PISANG, Indonesia Some people with stardust in their eyes and too much red wine in their veins spend their lives searching for Atlantis or Eldorado.  Other adventurers windsurf across the Pacific.  Yet other men and women seek an elusive […]

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