Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Baby Elephant

 An excerpt from Sticky Rice by Dewey Weaver.

Here's a picture of some of us with the elephant in case like me you don't remember.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Strange Beauty of the World: Poems, by Bill Preston

"Strange Beauty of the World is a collection both personal and universal in its appeal, organized in broad sections of Bill’s experience and recollections. The universality of each poem enables the reader to find a unique voice and vision of the expressed sentiments and events." From a review by Peter V. Deekle at https://peacecorpsworldwide.org/review-strange-beauty-of-the-world-poems-by-bill-preston-thailand/

Available at Amazon ($12).

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hiking in Pennsylvania

Culinary Journeys with Anantara

"Insights from renowned award-winning author Joe Cummings" ... read review.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation. A Talk by Geoffrey Longfellow

Date: Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time: 7.30 p.m. 
Place: The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Refugee program in Thailand - way back when

I did not know that Bill Preston and Pat Satterwaite had joined the JVA/refugee program. I worked for JVA/IRC for just over a year starting in mid-1979 until mid-1980. I started as a pre-screener at the Nong Khai camp and went to another camp or two. Then I ended up at Ban Vinai, the Hmong camp in Loei. As I was stationed in Loei as a PCV, I "knew the 'hood". I eventually became the case worker for the Loei camp. After I stepped down, I worked briefly at Nan and a Cambodian camp or two, though not during that initial and terrible inrush of dying people. Like Bill, I learned some Cambodian: Bro, Saray, Salap - Male, Female, Dead. I have recently come into contact with "Mac" Thompson, who was a little higher up the JVA ladder at that time. He lives in Thailand and is active with projects like building school buildings in Laos. I just joined the Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood to stay in touch. - Dick Linn