Looking for the Right Kind of Relationship
We find ourselves in the position RIGHT THIS MINUTE of needing to plunge into attempting to secure the relationships Mr. Cogan describes, in order to bridge
I think of the New Year as beginning in September. It’s my mindset. I taught school for ten years. Every fall I get swoony over school supplies and feel wistful when I see nervous kids in crisp clothes at bus stops. It is the time of new things and beginnings—empty notebooks, sharpened pencils—fresh starts.
We just wrapped up a
It is hard to believe that Shanta’s village exists in the same time and world as the life I lead in West Seattle. It just seems impossible.
But here is the proof. When Scott and Shailendra returned to the village to film Shanta’s mom’s journey to the city, they called me. I got to talk to Sarita on speakerphone while
Hiring Kristin was never exactly a decision. It just happened. Sort of like we always knew it would. We toasted to it and talked about money and all that. But, it was so natural. She has been our neighbor and dear friend since the beginning. It was Kristin who created a ceremony of mourning for Shanta shortly after her death.
We have been back from the village, in Kathmandu, for three days. I have dreamed about the village and The Darnals all three nights. We were with them, I mean really with them during our two week village shoot. We ate with them. Went to work and school with them. We unzipped our tents with our toothbrushes in our mouths
Okay, so this is old news! We have been in Nepal for over two weeks now. I tried to send this post out before we even left home as an introduction—a welcome to this adventure—but for some reason it didn’t work. But here we go. I am going to start you off from the very beginning. More to come very
We have been shouting word of our Kickstarter campaign loudly and proudly from the eRooftops for a while now. We are so happy it funded, and so fully!
Now, as we begin shopping for airplane tickets and finalizing our equipment bags, our modest budget is staring us down.
The fact is, the money we raised in the Kickstarter and via