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IT’S 2015, I’M BACK FROM INDIA AND NEPAL, AND I’M STILL ALIVE…

…despite the grueling 20 hours from Delhi to Amsterdam to Seattle, sitting bolt upright while watching movies I’d never think of paying to see, in the hopes that they’d put me to sleep. Dream on, Meg, which was the only … Continue reading

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A BLIZZARD ON HALLOWEEN AND INDIAN SUMMER IN NOVEMBER…WHAT’S NEXT? CROCUSES AT CHRISTMAS!

And we have a couple of days of sunshine and warm weather before the Big Day, so I’m keeping my eyes open…and my camera at the ready. New Years Resolutions are passé and apologies are boring, so I shall just … Continue reading

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YOU THINK SECURITY IS BAD AT U.S. AIRPORTS? TRY INDIA

Just getting into the airport building in Delhi is a challenge. I thought the new airport would be different, but was I wrong! There are guards at every entrance and the line is long. But don’t push. This is when … Continue reading

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INCREDIBLE INDIA!

Pizza arrives in 30 minutes, the ambulance doesn’t…. More mobile phones than  toilets…. Car loans are cheaper than  educational loans…. Foodgrain rots as people die of hunger…. Sex is everywhere except where it is supposed to be, in the bedroom. … Continue reading

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MY ADVENTURES WITH THE TIBETAN COMMUNITY ARE OVER AND I’M OFF TO SOUTH INDIA

I’m now in Dharamsala just a day away from the grueling overnight bus trip to Delhi and then a flight to Cochin in Kerala, South India. Am working on getting my blog updated on the events of the past three … Continue reading

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BACK FROM THE CANADIAN ROCKIES TO A NEW JERSEY INDIAN SUMMER!

  How great it is to hang on to summer for a few more days as I attempt to absorb the glorious month spent in the Northwest, visiting my daughter, Cary, and her friends on Whidbey Island; my nephew, Frank … Continue reading

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It’s off to Ladakh, northern India

I think it’s rather symbolic to write on Income Tax Day, April 15, as I watch my money drain out of what’s left of my investments like blood from a freshly-inflicted wound. But, you say, at least you have investments. … Continue reading

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HELLO FROM BEAUTIFUL TSO PEMA (REWALSAR), INDIA.

For the last three sunny days Cary and I have been in Tso Pema, the site of the sacred lake (Tso means lake and Pema means lotus), a holy place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. People come here … Continue reading

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Dharamsala, India

I can’t believe that I’ve only been in India for two weeks. And what a two weeks it has been! The words of an old man I talked with on my last day in Myanmar kept running through my head … Continue reading

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GREETINGS FROM LAKSHMANJHULA, NORTHERN INDIA

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I’ve been sitting on my balcony overlooking the Mother Ganges (or Ganga), watching the sun rise, listening to endless chanting, which starts around 7 AM, and admiring the intrepid Hindus who are bathing … Continue reading

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