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CHAT with James R. Nelon – Pursuing a Dream

July 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am11:30 am


Join us for a chat with James R. Nelon, regarding his book “Pursuing a Dream: A Wandering Executive’s Journey into the Philippines”.

Can you imagine how humanity could live without smartphones? Without technology? Beyond electricity? An inquiring James Nelon wanted to know. During a lull in his executive work life, he took a year off from the corporate world to chase the fantasies and daydreams of his childhood. Venturing into the remotest regions of the Philippines, the author traveled solo into the jungles and mountains of isolated islands and inaccessible villages to visit, stay with, write about and photograph peoples only envisaged. His vivid word descriptions paint a vision of life as it is today in the rain forests and jungles of the Philippines. His dramatic writings are only succeeded by the superb, rich images he captured as a talented photographer, images taken by him while on these adventures.

Nelon will share his experiences and stories of his fascinating journey. In his quest for a different world, he found captivating, charismatic peoples and societies.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award-winning Skidompha Library and is sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. All Chats with Champions take place in Skidompha’s Porter Hall, located at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta. 

Recordings of many previous Chats are available on Skidompha Library’s YouTube.com page. For more information call 563-5513 or online at www.skidompha.org   



July 9, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Porter Hall
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States