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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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Shooting Orangutans and Pondering the Universe

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Alfred Russel Wallace, Articles

Shooting Orangutans and Pondering the Universe

Alfred Russel Wallace spent 18 lonely months in Sarawak, writing the precursor to his theory of evolution. SANTUBONG, Sarawak, Malaysia Different people react to solitude in different ways. Some people converse with demons and angels. Some folks become truly, giggling-at-midnight mad. Some find enlightenment.  And once in a while a guy who spends too many […]

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Why Travel Far?

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Alfred Russel Wallace, Articles

Why Travel Far?

Wallace’s rite of passage and the teenage imperative BATANG AI, Sarawak, Malaysia Why travel far (and treacherously), leaving behind comfort, friends and security? This question turned in my mind as I looked for orangutans while following the trail of Alfred Russel Wallace, who travelled some 22,400 kilometers in the Malay Archipelago from 1854 to 1862.  […]

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Author

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in AUTHOR

Author

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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