why do you have three different blogs?
because they are about three different things, and WordPress says you get better search engine results if you are focused – if your tags make sense. I am an eclectic person. The people interested in my work in Nepal don’t necessarily want to read about the Dixieland Band I play in, and the people in nursing education aren’t interested in backpacking. I apologize if it’s confusing.
who is Joe Sar?
Joe Sar is what the Nepali nursing students called me, they have funny way to pronounce “sir.” I have had many nicknames but this one is honorific and was bestowed upon me by people I love and respect, so it is one of my favorites.
Where exactly are you walking?
I will be spending as much time as possible on the Appalachian Trail in the eastern USA, as I can. This is a continuous footpath from Georgia to Maine, 2,170 miles in length. I hope to do as much of it as I can.
I am very fortunate that the University teaching job gives me the summers to do these things. Four of the past five summers I have spent in Nepal; in summer 2010 I joined my younger daughter for part of her through-hike of the A.T., which reignited my love of backpacking. The last day of faculty duty is May 15th; I will be back in Honolulu for fall semester 2012 around August 5th, though the semester starts a bit later than that.
can you blog from the Trail?
I will try. there are sections which are not in cell tower range. I will not bring my laptop; but will rely on my BlackBerry to upload stuff.