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Helping Tibet Again – Progress In Action

15.05.2008 in Culture, People

To follow up Kim’s post about what we can all do to help out the situation in Tibet… we called and emailed our representatives and senators and now there is legislation drafted in the US Senate for action to be taken! I haven’t read the…

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Sowing Seeds With The Dalai Lama

14.04.2008 in Culture, People

It’s probably obvious from our posts about Tibet that Kim and I were both profoundly impacted by the landscape, people and culture we experienced on our journey through the Himalayas. What may not be as obvious is that we’ve long had a fascination with Tibet…

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How You Can Help Tibet

14.03.2008 in Culture

The Government of Tibet in Exile has posted this page on what we can do to help Tibet. There are articles on the importance of writing letters and why you should write to your congressional representative/senator/MP/etc. We have sent out the following messages to our…

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Shadows Over Shangri La

14.03.2008 in Culture

Violence has broken out in Lhasa, Tibet, as police forces there have come down hard on a peaceful protest to mark the anniversary of the failed uprising 49 years ago that led eventually to the exile of the Dalai Lama. First reports were coming in…

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Remembering Everest

11.01.2008 in Culture, Locale, People

I was a little surprised yesterday to receive an email requesting permission to use one of my photos for a “news” article! This request came via Flickr’s messaging system from another Flickr user claiming to represent a crowdsourced news organization that creates its stories from…

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Cock Fireworks In India

07.01.2008 in Culture, Locale

It warms the cockles of my heart to know that I’m not the only person immature enough (or just still connected to my inner teenage boy) to get a giggle and a kick out of Cock Fireworks… it must be the intersection of the low…

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Photo Update

21.12.2007 in Culture, Locale

Back home for over a month now, going out with friends, throwing holiday parties, taking the dog to the dog park, going back to work, and we still found time to work on documenting our trip. We were so glad to return home and put…

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Long Road Home

26.11.2007 in Culture, Locale

We’ve been home for a week now, so what gives? Where’s the final update to the cliff hanger I left last week? Don’t worry… we weren’t abducted out in the middle of Bihar, India. We didn’t miss our flight or overstay our visa. I’ve just…

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Forced Enlightenment

16.11.2007 in Culture, Locale

Wow… it has been an absolutely crazy week, a climactic end to a very challenging month and the final part of our trip. I didn’t get much sleep after that last late night post and actually slept in past our 5 am meeting time to…

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