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review of The Sacrament of the Goddess by a Nepali person Oct 2014


Jan 31st update: The book  release party was a blast. In USA get the book on Amazon. In Nepal, go to Thamel. You can buy it at Tibet Books on Tri Devi Marg, or else Vajra Books on Jyatha. It … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Mountaineers who will not climb Everest in 2014


UPDATE May 9, 2015 The 2015 Mt Everest climbing season was cancelled, after the deadly avalanche that swept away the fixed rope system through the icefall on the route. Nineteen lives were lost. The western media seems to have given … Continue reading

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new e-book edition of The Hospital at the End of the World, on Amazon soon


update: the first version included links only to the book site. I have now re-done them to reflect the e-book site. 2009 When The Hospital at the End of the World was published in 2009, e-books and e-readers were just … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Man in the World?


Indulge me in a pleasant fantasy…. Surely you have seen this TV commercial? The Stay Thirsty Grant Here is the truth: I probably am actually pretty boring, if the truth must be told.  But there is one thing I do that … Continue reading

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree


Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree…. I don’t particularly listen to country music, but the old chestnut from Tony Orlando and Dawn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBL2kzKg4nY has been going through my head to day, and I were in Honolulu I would … Continue reading

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Twelve steps to prepare for global health nursing


reprinted from something I wrote for one of the publications of the American Nurses Association. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Your nursing skills are your gift to the world. Take these steps to prepare to use them in a foreign culture. More American nurses are … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Planning and $$$$


When I tell people I am going to live in Asia for the summer, and volunteer my time teaching nursing there, the most frequent question is “how can you afford to do this?”. I usually tell them I make money … Continue reading

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