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Au Revoir Vancouver

March 5, 2010 | 1 Comments

I can’t believe its already day 17!  I have tried to cram in as many Olympic experiences as possible into my last few days in Vancouver. I went to the Four First Host Nations Pavilion...

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A Golden Weekend in Vancouver

February 26, 2010 | 1 Comments

It was another great Weekend In Vancouver! Great Britain won their first individual gold medal at a Winter Olympics in 30 years! WOO HOO — well done Amy Williams!  I was lucky to get tickets...

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A Whirlwind in Whistler

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

My husband and me cheering on the amazing athletes. The first week of the Olympics has been a whirlwind of amazing sporting action as well as some up close moments with some and athletes. We...

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A Sneak Peek of the Olympic Flame

February 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

It has been a busy few pre-game days; I got a sneak peek of the Olympic flame at Vancouver Olympic Committee headquarters, watched the last leg of the torch relay and as a volunteer and...

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Volunteering in Vancouver

February 10, 2010 | 1 Comments

There are 25,000 volunteers for this Olympic Games all of them in identical uniforms. This means 25,000 blue smurfs milling around Vancouver. I am one of them and blue is not my color. I have...

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Saying Goodbye

December 4, 2008 | 1 Comments

Today I woke up and realized with sadness that it is our last day here. The TCV, a quiet oasis in the chaos of India, has quickly become our home and our students have become...

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Experiencing the Dalai Lama

December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today is the 48th anniversary of TCV, and the Dalai Lama is the guest of honor. All of the Bridges to Understanding mentors and staff were invited to attend as VIPs. Over 5,000 people attended...

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What do computers teach us? Patience.

December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

This morning is our last working session. We have not been too worried as we only have a bit of finessing to do on our Bridges to Understanding digital story. However, after yet another poorly...

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Finishing Our Project

November 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we are completing the final edit of our project. I have spent most of my morning working in the Peace Center on the computer with the girls Dadon and Phunima. I have been helping...

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Making Progress on our Project

November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

The local dogs barked all night (again) but Chris still got up at dawn to watch the students practice for the big anniversary of TCV celebration coming up on Saturday. I woke up two hours...

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Tashi Dalek to Me!

November 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today is my birthday. I haven’t been expecting anything special and the day started out somewhat badly as I woke up to a power outage. This meant no shower. The lack of power also meant...

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Tibetan Photo Shoot

November 10, 2008 | 1 Comments

Today is the first day of our big photo shoot! We met the students after an early breakfast and went down to Mcloud Ganj to see if our compassionate nun was home. We knew we...

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Day 8 in India

November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

The calm of Sunday morning dissipated quickly as the students arrived. They listened attentively through a quick but comprehensive photography lesson from Josh and then they got busy with a photo ordering exercise to teach...

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Working With the Kids

October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we met with the Bridges to Understanding staff Lori & Tanya, & Josh, the photography instructor, to briefly discuss the mentoring aspect of the workshop. Suddenly 12 shy, but smiling, Tibetan students entered the...

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