Monthly Archives: May 2011

What does it mean to be “Scholarly?”


Keeping off the street and out of Trouble So after the first trip to Nepal in 2007 I wrote a 100,000-word book. ” Narrative non-fiction” – Then I compiled a FaceBook page; now up to 3950 ‘fans.’ Then I generated … Continue reading

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Of Documents, paperwork and certificates with a capital “C”


Catch-Up Catches Up please do check out my book on Amazon Thursday was catching up on administrative things, stultifying but necessary. Hardly the stuff of which riveting blog-o-pulchritude is woven. In today’s installment of the serial we do boring things…. … Continue reading

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Impact of Facebook. Meeting my Students


please consider subscribing to my current blog, Honolulu 2011-2012. when you get there, click on the little box to the right that says sign me up. Used to be: You’d have an overseas experience and return home. When you were … Continue reading

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And another big step in planning May 23rd


So today was a bit anticlimactic in a way. The bandh was cancelled, which I discovered through overhearing some workmen joke about it in Nepali as they were starting their day fixing the driveway of annexe 2. Yippy! Higher Ground … Continue reading

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Air cargo building in Kathmandu


Cargo Arrival Late last night I got an email to say that my five boxes were in Thai Air Cargo and I could get them. My plan was to go there myself and see if I could independently navigate the … Continue reading

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Bringing 115 kg of books to Kathmandu and other travails


Arranging and re-arranging boxes of books in my office Monday the 16th of May I got to the office early and did my last minute re-arranging of items and boxes. As you know, I collect donated nursing textbooks. At one … Continue reading

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A Bare-Handed Surgeon is Dangerous


(Caution: some hyperbole here. Think before you believe. Don’t let the details get in the way of a good story. Apologies to those mentioned by name. ) Chapter One: Surgery Returned to Honolulu from Boise Sunday morning May 15th, after … Continue reading

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