Archive for January, 2012

Inside Sikhism

Monday, January 30th, 2012

One of my best outings while in India was visiting to a Sikh temple in Old Delhi. Now, I don’t really know much about the Sikh religion (except that my cousin Mike married an American-Sikh woman and had a super …

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Chewing Paan, Drinking Opium *Video*

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

I’m having a little too much fun in India! Living life on the wild side — chewing paan and drinking opium – and liking it!

Chewing Paan

I especially like paan – which is too bad for me since it’s …

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Tigers – Oh My! *Videos*

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

We recently went on a tiger safari in India’s Ranthambore National Park. It was a cold, foggy morning and we didn’t expect to see any tigers about – but then we did! We were extremely lucky since tiger sightings during …

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India’s “Third Sex”

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

India is one of the only countries (the only?) to official recognize a “third sex.” Traditionally the term Hijra, originating in South India, is used by a person usually born male or intersex, but who uses the female pronoun and …

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Posted in Social Issues | 4 Comments »

MESSAGE: Delhi & Agra *Videos*

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Delhi is the capital of India. The city, with 17 million inhabitants, is divided into New Delhi and Old Delhi. It is the second largest city in India (Mumbai is first with a population of 20 million.) We spent a …

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Dr. Luther & the Garifuna

Monday, January 16th, 2012

While visiting the town of La Ceiba on Honduras’ Mosquito Coast, I met with Dr. Harry Castillo Luther, the founder of the First Garifuna Hospital. The hospital and its innovative programs specifically serve the region’s Garifuna community.

Currently, the Garifuna …

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Posted in Adventure Philanthropists | 1 Comment »

Go Erin Go Speaking Engagements

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Erin Michelson Paragliding © GoErinGoMy U.S. speaking tour is in full swing! Throughout 2013, I’m on the road speaking with students, congregations and civic clubs, nonprofit organizations and corporate audiences.

A seasoned public speaker, I have a “lively” presentation style and lots of stories …

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Posted in Media & FAQs | 2 Comments »

No Mo Sto

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

While home for the holidays, I got rid of my last remaining link to material items – my storage unit.

Before I left on my adventure, I was pretty ruthless: getting rid of my car, all clothes and furniture. The …

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Posted in Hearth | 7 Comments »

MESSAGE: Mosquito Coast, Honduras

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The Mosquito Coast (or Miskito Coast) is named for the region’s Miskito Indians. While most of the Mosquito coastline belongs to Nicaragua, it also includes the lower east coast of Honduras. This small corner of Honduras is where I hung …

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Posted in Messages by Country, South America | 1 Comment »

Our Season of Sharing

Monday, January 9th, 2012

This past holiday season, spending time with my family was my priority. I was especially looking to connect with my nephews and new niece, who I don’t get to see very often. We ended up going to the movies, hanging …

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Posted in The Giving Guide | 2 Comments »

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