Category Archives: Journal Entries

Personal thoughts and observations as I write my book

Doorway

If you walk down the quiet dusty narrow street you will find her house. The way is shadowed by grey painted brick walls like bookends that press back the light of the sky and underfoot it is uneven and crumbling.  … Continue reading

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Yellow is the New Black

I was thirty six when I bought my first car. It was a bright yellow Audi S4 station wagon.  I chose the color because I didn’t want a grey or black car like everyone else had, and red seemed as … Continue reading

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Golden

The Brahmaputra River is like a liquid opal winding its way through the faded sand colored landscape. It is the artery of life in this part of the world. To get to the Samye Monastery one must cross it on … Continue reading

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A Barefoot Profile: Bambi Freeman

“A meat chicken has a short life,” said Bambi Freeman. “It only lives about six weeks before it gets too fat and falls over.” The chickens in the large pens were busy devouring the bugs and grubs that hid in … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: May 18, 2009 – Buriram Province, Thailand

A Day with Mechai Viravaidya, at the Opening of the Lamplaimat Pattana Middle School   It was well over 100 degrees in the shade and the sun was brutally beating up my white skin. But Mechai Viravaidya looked as cool … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: February 18, 2009; Bangalore, India.

Dr. Devi Shetty did not answer his mobile phone when I called him. Instead a very pleasant man did and then politely asked me to wait a minute while he handed it to its owner. When I finally met Devi … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: February 17, 2009; Mumbai, India

I was back in Mumbai. It had been almost a year since I had been here. It looked the same for the most part but I knew it had changed. While I was gone it had been rocked by an … Continue reading

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