Full Circle


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I was fortunate to be able to visit another school this week, Ullens School in nearby Patan. This private school has about 750 students in elementary and secondary school. Ullens was started by the current principal, Medin Lamichhane, who graduated from Bank Street College of Education in New York City, where a hands-on, child-centered, integrated Read More …

Little Blossoms


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In the end, I spent three mornings at Little Blossoms and taught classes in grades 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Here are some observations: The children, from grades 1-10, are lovely. I was greeted in Nepali and English every morning by all ages and many had extended conversations with me. There were Read More …

Guest post by Chek


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I’m Chek and we are a happy family.  I study in grade 8 in Little Blossoms School.  My family always helps me in need and I also help them.  They are all kind to me.  They love me.  I like to play football (soccer) and my favorite team is Brazil.  Here are some pictures of Read More …

Saved by the Aftershock


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First a couple of notes: Something my tour group will appreciate:  Enjoying Mongolian beef at the New Orleans restaurant tonight, my first taste of beef since I began this trip almost a month ago.  (It also has the best wi-fi in town.) I realized I accidentally deleted many images from the slideshows I had on Read More …

Guest Post by Dipesh


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Here is a slideshow that Dipesh prepared by himself. Another slide show from Dipesh: (Please consider leaving Dipesh a comment.  I know he’d love to hear from you.)

A Nepali Family


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“Have good dreams, brother.”  This is what I hear over and over every evening as I leave the Social Development Center, a home for 15 children in Kathmandu.  In the morning, I am greeted with “Namaste” (palms together, fingers pointing upwards in front of chest) and “Did you sleep well, brother?”  The children at SDC Read More …

Temples, Singing Bowls and Maybe a Massage


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I booked a nice room through Air BnB in the nearby city of Patan, one of the three royal cities in Nepal.  My host is an ambitious, intelligent, young Nepalese man who went to college in New Orleans.  He is involved in several projects, including teaching American students who come to Nepal for a gap Read More …