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October 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Harold C. Berg ~ August 17, 1916 to October 31, 2009

The World lost a good man Saturday night but we had him for 93 good years.



Harold was born on the Berg farm west of Atwater Minnesota and left us a few hours ago, with Helen and Bill at his side, in Englewood Florida. He said the town doctor used to say that “if you live long enough something will kill you”. Even Harold couldn’t buck those odds but he loved life, he lived long and well, and he lives on in our hearts.



He experienced the joy of growing up in a… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on October 31, 2009 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

stevens pass

headed to stevens pass next hill, and trying to find positive info from past employees, are ya'll out there, thanks any help would be great. ed

Added by edward taylor on October 28, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Six Weeks Left in Nepal - The Tihar Festival has Come and Gone

Tashi Delek!



One month has already passed…and I have six more weeks to go. The Tihar festival has come and gone…and ‘the boys’ did not disappoint. They arrived with their boom box and proceeded to dance and sing like crazy. It was truly a joyous thing to watch. They pulled me into the center and danced a circle around me. It was a riot! The last night the entire community gathered on the road by Grandmother’s home and danced. It was so much fun to watch…grandmothers, little children,… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on October 25, 2009 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Yellowstone or Grand Canyon and where to start

Thanks everyone for your insights. After thinking about it, I have decided to stick closer to home. Say the lower 48:) Maybe Yellowstone or Grand Canyon. Anyone have suggestions on where I should start my job hunt?

Added by Amanda Raffenello on October 21, 2009 at 10:56pm — 16 Comments

So clear it feels like I could touch the Himalayas

Namaste!



The rains have suddenly stopped leaving behind cool mornings and evenings. The Annapurna range of the Himalayan Mountains is so clear that it feels like I could reach right out and touch them. The sunny days mean that I am having good luck with a hot shower in the mornings. I rotate between using Bel’s shower and using a camping solar shower I brought from home. One day I shower downstairs using the water from the solar panels and the tank on the roof…the next day I use the… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on October 19, 2009 at 7:45am — No Comments

Three Days of Non Stop Rain and a New Goat in Nepal

Tashi Delek!



We are coming off of three days of non-stop rain. And I mean non-stop. The only variation was in how hard or soft the rain came down. Parts of Nepal experienced horrible flooding and landslides that took some lives. On the road out to the Tibetan camp, many rocks fell onto the road, making that stretch a bit scary. On the plus side, with the rains came more temperate weather. I actually had to break out the fleece the other night.



I have bought Anil a goat.… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on October 11, 2009 at 5:50am — 2 Comments

rv/campers for sale or maybe even rent

I'm gathering information on what i will need to do before, during, and after i take this giant dream step! I'd be coming from Indiana and would like to find a rv/camper to buy or maybe rent once I got out there. Is there a web site or link anyone could give me so I can start looking. I didn't see anything on MCW! Thanks millions and shine on you crazy diamond!
Bridget

Added by Bridget Bennett on October 5, 2009 at 11:45pm — 10 Comments

About the owner of this page

John Michaels has been involved in the radio industry since 1982 . But long before that , at the age of only 10 years old , while other kids favorite heroes were Superman , Batman , The Green Hornet and charachters like that , John's heroes were people like WolfMan Jack , Dick Clark , Kasey Kasem , Shadoe Stevens , Arnie "WOO WOO" Ginsberg and others like that !







Years later he went to a broadcasting school to learn how to do his trade well. When he received his…
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Added by John Michaels on October 5, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

interesting work ideas for the traveler

I was researching a website for a cross-country bike trip and came across this web-page with suggestions for working while on the road. It fits in with seasonal work, so I thought I would share it. Cheers :0) http://www.bravenewtraveler.com/2008/07/28/25-ways-to-earn-money-when-youre-broke-on-the-road/

Added by akscootr on October 4, 2009 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Week Three on the Other Side of the World

an email Sally sent October 3, 2009:





Namaste!



Great balls of fire, it’s been hot here. I walk around drenched in sweat. On the positive side these hot, humid days make taking a cold shower much more tolerable. It’s the first gasp when the cold water hits that’s the most shocking….then it becomes refreshing. Just wait until the weather turns…then I’ll be wishing I was wilting again.



Sally making shell… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on October 4, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

One Week Down on the Other Side of the World

from an email Sally sent Sept 26, 2009



Tashi Delek!



I have settled into my life on this side of the world in a way that feels seamless. In a very short period of time, I stepped back into the lives of each of the families that I have come to know and love. Word had gone out that I was back in town, so I was greeted at the Tibetan camp with katas (Tibetan silk greeting scarves) everywhere I went. Each year seems to have a theme. Last year it was building…a new roof and… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on October 4, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

FALL FISHING IS HERE

AS THE SEASON NEARS AN END, THE BEST FISHING OF THE YEAR IS HERE. THE FALL BROWNS HAVE BEGAN THEIR MIGRATION UP THE MADDY AND THE FISHING HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. THE FALL COLORS, THE ELK RUTTING AND THE CHILL IN THE AIR IS WHAT WE WAIT FOR ALL YEAR LONG.

Added by Kerry Almond on October 3, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

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