The year is coming to an end and I’m frantically pulling together loose ends in preparation for my departure for Asia on January 11, 2007. I haven’t a clue where I’ll end up, since I haven’t had time to do anything but scan books on Burmese history, some of Aung San Suu Kyi’s writings during her house arrest in the years before and after she won the Nobel Prize for Peace (1991), and a cursory glance at three travel guides—Myanmar, India, and the Indian Himalaya. I think paper will be the heaviest item in my pack. After years of collecting clippings about these countries I’m hoping to see as many sites as three months will allow. Do follow this blog as I report my adventures. I may have to wait a month until I leave Myanmar, however, since it is a repressive dictatorship and there may not be many internet cafes. But I shall see….
Christmas would not be so festive without the annual gingerbread-house-making party at daughter Martha’s home, enjoyed by neighborhood friends and family. This year it was on December 23, later than usual, which kept several families from making the trip to Maplewood. But we still have some fabulous specimens to show you.
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I just received a call from son Robert and his wife, Gwen, who are excited to see the fruits of their labors (and Tom’s) with the almostGOLF ball over the past two years. It has resulted in rapid growth this holiday season and an expansion of sales into stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods. All you golfers, catch their website at: www.almostgolfball.com
Tomorrow is the opening of the new HannaSomatics office at 89 Franklin St. in Tribeca between Broadway and Church, which will be managed by daughter Martha Peterson, a certified Somatics therapist. I’m excited about attending the first movement workshop, co-led by Martha and Steve Aronstein, the founding Director and President of the Somatics Systems Institute. For more information on this revolutionary therapy visit www.somaticsnj.com
Over the past year I’ve given many slide presentations and readings about “Madam,” which are not mentioned in this blog, but can be viewed on my website under “Meg on Tour.” I could not have done this without the help of a dear friend, Paul Sharar, who became my “projectionist” and advisor during these sessions. In the future I intend to expand these lectures to include past trips to Prague, Tibet, Indochina, and Southeast Asia, areas not covered in my most recent book.