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Unfinished Business.

SO, I am actually home now … but I have a couple blogs written (or partially written) about the last week in India, and about the initial coming home, that I didn’t get a chance to post before coming home due to some poor (or inexistent) wifi ;) Ah the lovely Delhi Airport Inn …. 1,114 more words


She believed she could, & so she did.

So this past week has been an action packed one (wait, action packed in India, no way!?). Full disclosure: I am feeling a little strange right now, because I have actually had an overall fabulous week, with numerous amazing things happening…but am not in a great place emotionally right now, so feel it is tainting my ability to write about those highs. 1,243 more words


Pre-blog Journal Entry, March 20th, officially in INDIA

I’ll start off my first India post with an obligatory “On the plane to India…. see you in one month Canada!!!” selfie ;)

I am in India!!!! 998 more words


By the skin of my teeth

Now in New York City, fighting jet lag….and missing a Nor’easter)

I almost missed the inauguration of the Oral Health Clinic at Pallium India. This clinic will fill an important need for rehabilitation patients, patients who are chronically ill, and the patients who are terminally ill with painful dental problems. 358 more words

Palliative Care, Health Care, Cance

In the garden #Uganda

This is Robert, on his morning commute, to his gardens near Najjembe in Uganda’s Mabira Rainforest. He’s got his briefcase, his snack, and he’s chatting on his phone. 110 more words


Getting from here to there in Trivandrum

One of the greatest day to day challenges of getting to the hospital to volunteer was transportation to and from the guest apartment. There was not really the option to walk, or bike for 8 kilometers. 657 more words


Yikes, Yerkes!

This is the second in a series of posts about studying Spanish in Mexico that starts here.

My life had gone off the rails shortly after my 40th birthday and it seemed like the obvious thing to do was to run away to Mexico and learn Spanish. 657 more words