The Jerry Schemmel Show

The Jerry Schemmel Show

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 15, 2021 Dear Family & Friends: Jerry Schemmel is a sportscaster who hosts a very popular radio show in Denver, Colorado called “Amazing Americans.” Jerry was formerly the play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball’s...
My Annual New Year’s Message

My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 1, 2021 Dear Family & Friends: As we gratefully wave goodby to 2020 and welcome 2021, my Annual New Year’s message has special significance. Bill Burke _______________ During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to...
My New Website

My New Website

Costa Mesa, California December 19, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I have completely revised and updated my website. https://eightsummits.com Please take some time and browse the new content and layout, starting with the new Home page. I hope you like it....
Pacifica Presentation

Pacifica Presentation

Costa Mesa, California November 10, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: My Everest presentations usually take 60 to 90 minutes. I was asked by a Christian high school attended by my grandchildren to deliver a presentation no longer than 10 minutes. I have never done this...
Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Costa Mesa, Ca. October 1, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: Covid-19 has changed everything. I have cancelled my plan to walk the Camino de Santiago next month. The United States and Spain have been hit hard by the virus, and Spain is not allowing flights into the...
Call to Action!

Call to Action!

Costa Mesa, California September 1, 2020 Namaste Family & Friends: So, you don’t want to add a climb of Mt. Everest to your bucket list. Okay, I get it. Can I at least convince you to get out of your comfortable chair, depart from your familiar city, state...
Welcome Baby Isabella

Welcome Baby Isabella

Costa Mesa, Ca. August 15, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: My granddaughter, Chelsea Molnar, just gave birth to a 7 pound, 11 ounce, 21 inch long baby girl. Her name is “Isabella Rose Molnar.” The middle name “Rose” comes from her Uncle Danny, aka *livelikedan....
The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

Costa Mesa, California August 6, 2020 Dear Family and Friends: Here is a video featuring some of my favorite mountain photographs from 20 years of hiking, trekking and climbing. I hope this video inspires you to go into the mountains soon. Please watch this video on a...
Summer Update 2020-Errata

Summer Update 2020-Errata

July 1, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I am reposting this message because (i) a technical glitch in my post yesterday blocked comments and (ii) the first page of the Mesa Verde Living article was missing. Both problems are resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience....
Summer Update, 2020

Summer Update, 2020

Costa Mesa, California June 29, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I hope you are having a restful and covid-free summer. On June 30, National Geographic is screening a film titled “Lost on Everest.” The film is advertised as a documentary recounting the...