Archive for April, 2004

e-Postcard from The Kingdom of Bhutan

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

April 20, 2004  e-Postcard from The Kingdom of Bhutan  The archer slowly drew back his arrow, his hands steady, the bamboo bow distorted into a widemouthed sideways U. Unlike modern compound bows, which actually get easier to pull the farther you draw back the string, this traditional Bhutanese bamboo bow grew ever harder to ...

e-Postcard from Sikkim, India

Monday, April 12th, 2004

April 12, 2004  I felt like Ralphie.  I couldn’t think of a single thing. My mind was as blank as a mid-winter Iowa cloud-covered sky.  Ralphie, hero of the classic film, A Christmas Story, in a final act of desperation to ensure hisdream of a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas, went to visit ...

e-Postcard from Darjeeline, India

Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

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