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 tend to go to a new work environment every other year or so, and it’s great to have some continuity and sense of connections that carry forward. 🙂

I alternate between extended field assignments with MSF, Medecins sans Frontieres (aka doctors without borders), and down time visiting friends and family in the US and around the world. I’m a visual person, and I try with this blog to show small glimpses of the beautiful, educational, challenging and interesting places and people I’m meeting and working with. I also sometimes wax poetic and pedantic on the kookiness of America and American politics in general, but I hope the photos will still carry you over any text that gets too long.

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.

Since some friends old and new are curious about the work I’ve been doing, I try to maintain a running log here of all the highly-public links I can share so that, if you’d like to hear about the work in other media (radio, TV, etc.) you can check it out. Usually the most recent will appear first — and I hope the various links remain active.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/ya_pas_deux_matins_pareils/2015-2016/chronique.asp?idChronique=432504  (To hear my part of the program which starts at 6:00, click ahead to 8:19.)

http://choqfm.ca/chronique/ou-en-est-haiti-aujourd-hui/

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/haiti-heavy-toll-cuts-donor-support-maternal-health-care

http://hpnhaiti.com/nouvelles/index.php/societe/53-sante/626-haiti-violence-sexuelle-msf-souligne-une-urgence-medicale

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacific/radio/program/pacific-beat/png-family-violence-needs-local-and-overseas-attention/1281294

http://devpolicy.org/pngs-violence-epidemic-and-the-medical-response-in-conversation-with-msfs-paul-brockmann-20140402/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-06/shocking-violence-statistics-force-png-response/5244180

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3799424.htm

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/png-plans-a-comprehensive-response-to-family-and-sexual-violence/1224568

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/papua-new-guinea-ngos-pledge-to-battle-family-and-sexual-violence-epidemic

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/26/papua-new-guinea-takes-steps-against-abuse

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-08/an-png-abuse-clinic/4807000?section=australianetworknews

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/07/australia-pledges-3m-for-papua-new-guinea-centre-for-victims-of-violence

 

6 responses

  1. Empress Bach

    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

  2. Christine

    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

  3. Kaufman's Kavalkade

    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

  4. stephen

    Interesting blog! Keep writing, as your choices are significant and inspirational.

    December 20, 2013 at 23:01

  5. Love your work, May God bless you and give you strength to expand your good work

    November 20, 2014 at 20:25

  6. John Haokip

    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

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