“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,” a moving and informative documentary by John Pirozzi, takes its name from a hit song of the 1960s. The title may not ring a bell among Western audiences, though the tune itself might carry a sonic reminder of that era. Like almost all the music heard in the film, it was a product of the vibrant pop music scene that flourished in Cambodia during the ill-fated reign of Prince Norodom Sihanouk.
30 books everyone should read before turning 30. I may be biased because my book is on this list… Still, it’s a great list with many great books I’ve read and loved.
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Questions of guilt and innocence run deep when confronting the Khmer Rouge horrors that left one in four people dead
Some days ya just gotta dance! Wish I was there!
(New York Times)
For proof of the universality of rock ’n’ roll, look no further than Cambodia in the 1960s and ’70s. Even there, young people picked up electric guitars and studied Mick Jagger’s moves, melding Eastern melody with Western groove in ways that are still strikingly fresh.
Very amazing to be involved with LEAD 2015 Celebrate World Leadership Day March 31-April 1! The Keynote address will be given by Prez Bill Clinton, and other speakers includeErin Gruwell, Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, 10 year-old Vivienne Harr, Founder of Make A Stand, who launched one lemonade stand into a global movement to combat child slavery, and Keith Mitchell, NFL player turned yoga instructor, suffered a debilitating injury, turned to yoga and meditation to help him physically and emotionally recover. Oh, and me. Very cool.
Woohoo! I’m going to Bangkok in October to speak at EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools conference), and plan to be working/writing in Asia for November/December (it was way to cold in Cleveland this winter–and winter hasn’t ended). If anyone out there in FB-Asia-sphere are in need of a visiting speaker on Cambodia, writing, activism–feel free to contact me. Peace & thank you!