Burke-Khang Redux

Costa Mesa, Ca. February 23, 2017 “stubborn” |ˈstəbərn|–having or showing dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so; difficult to move, remove, or cure; done or continued in a willful, unreasonable or persistent manner. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Dear Family & Friends: I […]


My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2016 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words: I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]


2016 Burke-Khang Recap

Prelude: this is a lengthy report followed by a 30-minute movie of our 2016 Burke-Khang expedition. After the movie, I have included interviews of Naga Dorjee Sherpa and David Liano. The movie and interviews will carry special meaning if you first read the report. So, find your favorite easy chair, stoke the fire in the […]


We Never Had a Chance

Kathmandu, Nepal November 13, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: I am safely back in Kathmandu, now making plans to return home. Thanks for following the expedition this year and for your warm thoughts, words and prayers on our behalf. I am constantly sustained by your love and support. As usual, I will be transmitting to […]