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Costa Mesa, California January 27, 2016 Dear Family & Friends: Ollie is back in the hospital. As many of you know, Oliver Dillon, my 15-year old grandson, has a severe disability. On top of this disability, he suffers from seizure-like episodes that cause him to stop breathing for periods of time that can last over […]


My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2015 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 […]


Welcome Reception

Costa Mesa, Ca. June 27, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: On the evening of June 25, we hosted a welcome reception at our home for Mingma. My family and a group of Everest friends from Orange County attended. It was very special and fun evening. I showed a Burke-Khang/Everest slideshow and Mingma narrated a slideshow […]


Days 1 & 2-June 23 & 24

Costa Mesa, Ca. June 25, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Here is a photo/video recap of days 1 & 2 in America. Bill Burke