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Elephant Cloud


Greetings Everyone,  The Elephant Cloud Project is launched. I invite you to click on the little black and white elephant icon below and it will take you to the LAUNCH PAD. Get ready for....     [...]

Elephant Cloud 2017-05-02T16:00:25+00:00

Roti and Ricefields


Greetings from Galen ANNOUNCEMENTS For those who might be looking for an interesting and educational Christmas gift for children (or adults) The Panom book is available and right now is a perfect time to order:Panom and [...]

Roti and Ricefields 2017-07-29T06:09:40+00:00



View of the Mae Rim river during a more gentle month of weather Many of my friends look at me with cocked eyes—that ‘Is he out of his mind?’ look—when I tell them I’m [...]

PROJECT PANOMLAND 2017-05-02T16:00:26+00:00

A Memorial


Sangsak was Chang Lek’s sixteen year old nephew; Chang Lek , his wife Paan and his young daughter, Gam, are part of my family, my Akha family. Sangsak was killed while driving his motorbike in Chiangmai. [...]

A Memorial 2018-01-06T21:12:00+00:00

The Northland


After a terribly long, hot spell with a thick wedge of social strife that kept parts of Bangkok on edge and the media churning, I’m happy to be submitting a new blog entry. For all those [...]

The Northland 2018-01-06T20:48:04+00:00



Late last year I ghost wrote several children’s stories, one of which was about an elephant. At one point in the story I had suggested that perhaps the elephant was pretending about its feelings. The story [...]

WHEN ELEPHANTS PRETEND 2017-07-29T06:19:11+00:00



Pai, Thailand: The mahout woke me at 6:30, the sun just beginning to rise above a rather bleak landscape. I had asked to accompany him up into the hills to get the elephant Panom, where she [...]

SWIMMING WITH PANOM 2017-07-29T06:42:44+00:00

A Day at FAE Elephant Hospital


Yesterday Chang Lek and visiting friend Richard Wofford and I drove south of Chiangmai, where I live, to Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital near Lampang Thailand. We began with a very nice conversation with founder [...]

A Day at FAE Elephant Hospital 2017-07-29T06:20:42+00:00
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