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.)