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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

“Trust Us. We Know Better Than You Do”

Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by in Environment

“Trust Us. We Know Better Than You Do”

“TRUST US, WE KNOW BETTER THAN YOU DO” Brown-brown arrogance is the new standard LOIKAW, Burma Bishop Sotero Phamo argues that “the only way for our rural people to join modern society is through education.”  Speaking enthusiastically in his diocese headquarters, which houses what is certainly the best school in the region, Bishop Sotero adds […]

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A la Recherche de Pondy Perdu

Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by in Curious Travel

A la Recherche de Pondy Perdu

A LA RECHERCHE DE PONDY PERDU A visit to Pondicherry invokes a bit of France, and a lot of new India PUDUCHERRY,India As Bastille Day events go the reception was rather tepid – a lackluster speech from the French consul, a few plateaux of fromage and saucisson, and a distinct lack of either fireworks or […]

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Happy birthday Alfred

Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 by in Alfred Russel Wallace

Happy birthday Alfred

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALFRED Is a man’s most valuable possession his bow and arrow or a butterfly or a memory or simply time?  What do you give a guy who lived a hundred and fifty years ago? JIRLAI, Aru, Indonesia What do you give a guy who lived a hundred and fifty years ago? I write […]

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Wilderness in Singapore? Who woulda thought?

Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 by in Alfred Russel Wallace

Wilderness in Singapore? Who woulda thought?

WILDERNESS IN SINGAPORE? WHO WOULDA THOUGHT? Singapore proved a Coleoptera paradise for Victorian explorer Alfred Russel Wallace; new creatures still emerge BUKIT TIMAH, Singapore Visitors come to Singapore to shop or to learn about other cultures, to close a business deal or attend a conference. A century and a half ago, though, one of Singapore’s […]

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Sharing the Journey: Travel Writing with Style

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by in News and Events

Sharing the Journey: Travel Writing with Style Tuesday, November 7, 2011 Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok Contact: neilson.library@gmail.com _____________ A full day workshop for people who want to write a personal travel blog or article.  Includes Paul’s “Ten Tips for Powerful Writing”, writing exercises, considerable class discussion of each writer’s goals and help in framing the […]

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Breaking Through

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by in News and Events

Breaking Through Intensive workshop in personal travel photography and personal travel writing September 2011 (date to be determined) Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok _____________ Intensive workshop of one full day and one evening.  Participants will be required to prepare a personal travel story, based on the tips provided during the first session.  These workshops have been […]

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Almost Famous

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by in News and Events

Almost Famous July 11, 2011 09.00-17.00 Neilson Hays Library ___________ Exclusive in Thailand.  A Master Class in creative non-fiction. For writers who are almost ready for publication, or who want to perfect a particular story. Writers will be expected to submit an almost-finished article/personal essay prior to the workshop, for consideration and positive critique by […]

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Breaking Through

Posted on 23. Feb, 2011 by in News and Events

BREAKING THROUGH May 22 2011, Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok Featured workshop in Neilson Hays WordPlay Literary Festival. A workshop for writers and photographers who want to produce engaging articles for publication.  Run by Paul Sochaczewski and Gavin Gough, photographer.

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Breaking Through: How to write and photograph a personal travel story for publication

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by in Writing Workshops

Breaking Through: How to write and photograph a personal travel story for publication First time in Bangkok, limited to 12 participants  You’re a voyager, and an insightful soul. A writer. And a photographer.  You know you could produce a better article than many of the stories you see in in-flight magazines and daily newspapers. But […]

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Sharing the Journey: Travel Writing with Style

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by in News and Events

 Sharing the Journey: Travel writing with style Summer 2011, date to be determined, Jakarta, Indonesia ________ 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 monk in Laos. You want to share your journey, but aren’t too […]

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Sharing the Journey: Travel Writing with Style

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by in News and Events

Sharing the Journey: Travel writing with style Fall 2011, date to be determined, Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok, Thailand ________ 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 monk in Laos. You want to share your journey, […]

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Breaking Through

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by in News and Events

BREAKING THROUGH January 17 and 25, 2011. Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok First time in Thailand.  A workshop for writers and photographers who want to produce engaging articles for publication.  Run by Paul Sochaczewski and Gavin Gough, photographer. Registration at www.bangkokphotoschool.com

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Jumping Through Buddhist Hoops in Burma

Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 by in Curious Travel

Jumping Through Buddhist Hoops in Burma

INLE LAKE, Burma “Come on Brochette, jump through this hoop. Arnold Schwarzenegger can        do it – it can’t be that hard.” My friend’s ginger cat in Geneva was doing what cats everywhere do – exactly what she felt like. Which at this moment was not jumping through a hoop. I was trying to accomplish a […]

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Sharing the Journey-Travel Writing with Style

Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 by in News and Events

Sharing the Journey Travel writing with style ________ Sponsored by Indonesian Heritage Society  www.heritagejkt.org Jakarta, Indonesia Monday November 22, and same workshop again Tuesday November 23.  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 […]

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Putting the Bounce in the Ball

Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 by in Golf

Putting the Bounce in the Ball

Playing golf near the rainforest which revolutionized the game MANAUS, Brazil Normally when I play golf, I clutter my head with an excess of swing thoughts – turn, extend the arm, swing to two o’clock, and so on. But standing on the first tee of the Manaus Golf Club outside the Brazilian city of Manaus, […]

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