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In about a month I leave for Nepal, the Himalayan country between India and China. It looks small on the map but 27 million people are there.

It is most famous for Everest, the highest mountain on earth, but I am not a mountain climber. This is my sixth trip there. I usually go for ten weeks at a time, but this time I will be there for a year.

I am an RN and a University faculty member and I teach critical care nursing skills when I am there. To this point I have trained about 800 nurses in Nepal, and I will add to that number.

Before I go, my second book will be published. It is about medical care in Low Income Countries. the title is The Sacrament of the Goddess and you can get it on Amazon. It's a novel. I chose fiction because it pulls the reader in and keeps them going when they might otherwise quit.

you are invited to read my wordpress blog about teaching critical care nursing in Nepal.

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When I think of Nepal the first image that comes to mind is:

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    Living in South Asia from 2014 to 2015, I will viewing American politics from afar. You are invited to follow my wordpress blog, CCNEPal 2014.

    by guavaboy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:28:24 AM PDT

  •  In the likelihood... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...that you'll encounter Nepali musicians, please consider enlisting them in The Climate Message project — musicians/performers from all over the world record a short musical excerpt & a few words (in whatever language is easiest) about the impact of climate change and the urgency of the crisis.  Nepal is of course on the front lines of a changing climate, as I'm sure you know.

    Here's a musician from Calcutta, Apratim Majumdar:

    It'd be great to have Nepali voices represented in this worldwide "video collage."

    Nepali music is exceptionally beautiful; it's positioned right between the Tibetan and Indian traditions.

    Freedom isn't "on the march." Freedom dances.

    by WarrenS on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:56:13 AM PDT

  •  I would love to see a diary from you (3+ / 0-)
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    on politics in Nepal!  I think it's a very interesting country.

    The Stars and Bars and the red swastika banner are both offerings to the same barbaric god.

    by amyzex on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 07:38:08 AM PDT

    •  it's worse than Byzantine (0+ / 0-)

      Umm, I have followed Nepali politics closely since 2007. It's not easy to explain.  

      in ten words or less, Kathmandu has the power and money. People there don't want to share. It has not changed.

      the rest is all minor details. complicated reasons why inaction is preferable.

      Living in South Asia from 2014 to 2015, I will viewing American politics from afar. You are invited to follow my wordpress blog, CCNEPal 2014.

      by guavaboy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 05:07:11 PM PDT

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  •  All the best to you, sir! My novel will be coming (0+ / 0-)

    out in a month or so...

    One of my secondary characters is involved in an internet hoax.  His name, the same as the famous Sherpa who scaled Everest with Hillary, is the focal point!

    Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer. Ayn is the bane!

    by Floyd Blue on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 10:33:16 AM PDT

    •  tell the name of the novel and where to get it (0+ / 0-)

      do you have a website?

      also, have you visited the country?

      tell us more.

      Living in South Asia from 2014 to 2015, I will viewing American politics from afar. You are invited to follow my wordpress blog, CCNEPal 2014.

      by guavaboy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 05:09:55 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you so much for your interest! (0+ / 0-)

        I will be doing an announcement on here, with a diary, for sure.

        It is all about Corporations as god in our society.  I haven't visited Nepal, and the novel takes place in the good ol' US of A, but names are a common theme, and they are mutable and in interesting combinations.  The plot points involving Tenzing are focused mainly on the quirkiness (to an American ear, at least) of the man's name.

        PLEASE stay tuned for further word!  The editing phase is a bear, but it is the final phase!

        Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer. Ayn is the bane!

        by Floyd Blue on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 07:42:22 AM PDT

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    •  any Nepali schoolchild will tell you (0+ / 0-)

      Norgay got there first.

      tell us more about your book.

      did you visit Nepal?

      Living in South Asia from 2014 to 2015, I will viewing American politics from afar. You are invited to follow my wordpress blog, CCNEPal 2014.

      by guavaboy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 05:19:15 PM PDT

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  •  Good luck, (1+ / 0-)
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    and remember that Nepal is TIBET'S neighbor not China's, and that Tibet did not give China their permission to come tromping into their sovereign country and destroy the temples and kill upwards of a million Tibetans.

    Thanks for helping the people of Nepal.

    •  there are nuances you may want to explore (0+ / 0-)

      I personally don't believe this is a black-or-white situation anymore.

      The USA CIA used Nepal as a base against the Chinese during the cold war.

      The border is guarded by Chinese soldiers, not Tibetans. I go with the facts on the ground. I don't have time to write the separate substantive diary to address your comments. Let me know when you write your own. I'll read it.

      Living in South Asia from 2014 to 2015, I will viewing American politics from afar. You are invited to follow my wordpress blog, CCNEPal 2014.

      by guavaboy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 05:15:44 PM PDT

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