Monthly Archives: June 2011

Simi Gaun, July 10, 2008

July 10, 2008 Jesse, I returned from Simi Gaun yesterday.  I am going to sit here in this silly cubicle in an internet cafe and cry because I was so sad to leave and walking down the trail to the … Continue reading

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My Dad’s response to “reflections on home”

June, 2008 Dear Thandiwe,     Happy birthday and how wonderful it was to talk with you on the phone this morning.     Good question about “home.”  Your account of meeting someone on the train, speaking with him for a couple of hours … Continue reading

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Reflections on Home: June, 2008

Hi all.  I’m beginning to think about leaving and questions about home.  I’m wondering how much you think about “home”.  What does the word mean to you?  Where is your home?  How is “home” related to where you’re from?  Are … Continue reading

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Kathmandu Strikes, June 2008

 It has been a while since I’ve been in touch.  I’m sitting in an internet cafe in the heart of Kathmandu, listening to people saw, hammer and sand wood as they renovate the cafe.  The city is in the midst … Continue reading

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Future plans and such

May 23, 2008 Dear Grace, Joni Mitchell just came on my ipod – I have the songs on shuffle – and she makes me think of you.  Smile.  Who and what I need has changed a lot these last 2 … Continue reading

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May 24, 2008 – visit to Pannai

Dear Mum and Dad, Thanks so much for your emails and hellos.  First, travel plans, I think it makes sense for me to fly into LA and I’ll check with Ashley if I can stay with her (she looks glowing … Continue reading

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the big picture

May, 2008 Namaste/Vannakam/sabona/hi! It’s been  quite some time since I last wrote.  I am now sitting in the office in Kalimpong with not much to do since the students are off on their ISPs (Independent Study Projects) and the program … Continue reading

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Good morning sunshine, Kalimpong

Monday, April 21, 2008 Sombaar, Bhaisak 8, 2065   I roll over on my bed.  The pillow rises to either side of my head, hard as it is, it has molded to cradle my head just so.  I pick up the alarm … Continue reading

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I’m going to find my way…. April 2008

i can see a little house on top of the hill i can smell the ocean the salt in the air and i can see you standing there washing your car and i can see california, the sun in your … Continue reading

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Grand Plans and People

April 5, 2008 A familiar Nepali song whose words I can’t quite catch croons in the background as I sit and pound at the computer keyboard.  The internet cafe I’m in is tucked under a building at the bottom of … Continue reading

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