About Paul & smw, slt…
Since 2005 I’ve usually lived and worked away from my family and friends in the US. From the start, my friends and family asked “how will we know where you are and what you’re doing?” So to keep friends, family and colleagues visually up to speed with where I am and what I’m seeing, I’ve been throwing photos and the occasional text up on this blog ever since.
I am SO grateful for all of you viewers & readers who comment, who look at the photos, who seem to appreciate what I’m doing! Thanks! Please let me know what you like, what you’d like to see more of or less of, and so on. I do travel a ton, usually for work but also more and more for pleasure now I’m based in Europe full-time :-).
Until 2021 I worked many longer assignments around the world, and since then I’ve been based in Europe but traveling on shorter visits to more places. Since mine’s always been a highly personal blog about my individual experiences of this varied and magnificent world (human and natural) we all share, I don’t talk about work all that much but do sometimes share links to public stories which connect to my work — either on the blog, but also a few links at the bottom here.
If you’re curious you can scan through past entries and see photos and stories from many countries on most continents. Thanks for reading the blog and giving me any feedback and suggestions you have. At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find a few links: to follow the blog & get notification any time I post something new, to see what posts have been most popular the last couple days, and an archive that allows you to call up past months from the beginning, one at a time.
Drop a note if you feel so inclined: generous and helpful comments are always welcome. Peace.
Here are links to various public articles that actually feature me as a speaker, though I don’t check frequently to see if they’re still current, so apologies if they lead nowhere now :-(.
Hi, appreciate ur Manipur Blog. It is rightly said, a place is best viewed from a tourist’s eyes. Your shots are extraordinary. Thank you for the uploads.
Bach – A Meitei from Imphal
February 8, 2011 at 14:11
Hi Paul, great pix! Looking forward to meeting you in PNG soon, great place to be, work, live for a visual person (and a humanitarian)! Cheers Christine / HRCo
January 11, 2012 at 18:57
Hi Paul, great blog. Thanks for taking the Political Compass test and submitting your results.
Appreciate it very much.
September 28, 2013 at 23:54
Interesting blog! Keep writing, as your choices are significant and inspirational.
December 20, 2013 at 23:01
Love your work, May God bless you and give you strength to expand your good work
November 20, 2014 at 20:25
God bless you brother ! Thanks for inspiring me ! Its just heartwarming to read your blog, especially for what you wrote about our small, unknown state of Manipur.
April 1, 2017 at 10:40
Hi Paul – I am writing a chapter for an academic book on mermaids in India and would like to reproduce your picture of the mermaid gate at Darshan, is that ok? I would of course give photo credit – Best Wishes – Phil (Dr Philip Hayward, University of Technology Sydney)
July 4, 2017 at 16:21
Nice pics of Marin Headlands. I especially liked the one with partially obscured San Francisco way off in the distance. Good times.
January 3, 2021 at 23:40