Category Archives: Darjeeling District

Kalimpong Homecoming (and Pedong)

8August, 2010 I am in Kalimpong currently.  Jon and I had a visit with our host families.  Interesting, and in some ways more challenging than I expected.  So good to be back, of course.  My aamaa said it was like … Continue reading

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Darjeeling Touring and Tea Tasting

August 2010 More Darjeeling photographs – of tea tasting in the Darjeeling Nilgiri Tea Room Jonathan and I were too charmed by this little boy and his buddy to say no to their offer of a horse-back ride.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Darjeeling Photographs

August 2010 Darjeeling – an old British Hill Station where the British living in the plains of India could escape the summer swelter.  Indeed, it seemed as if, no matter the time of year, the temperature was always somewhere between … Continue reading

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To my mother (about Vipassana)

August 5, 2010 Dearest mum, Thank you for your lovely long email.  It brings tears to my eyes.  You don’t often write long rambling messages like this, and it’s lovely!  Thank you.  Smile.  Vipassana!  Well, if you’re really interested, you … 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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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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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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Obama for President?

February 2008 Dear Jesse, Thanks for the articulate and impassioned email on the candidacy of Barack Obama.  I have to say that I feel more than somewhat removed from the world of presidential primaries. I am instead steeped in the … Continue reading

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