Beyond the Smile, Tears.


I started work on the Beyond the Smile story line.

As I arrange my index cards into the backbone of the story,

Heart wrenching news of the earthquake in Nepal trickle down

From social media and news reports.

The vision of wholesale loss of lives, homes and architectural treasures

Is too surreal to grasp from afar.

Lura Women at our Community Planning meeting, February 2014

Lura Women at our Community Planning meeting, February 2014


My heart is in Nepal, my body  and mind in Australia. At this stage, I can only hope that all dear ones are safe, and that the tragedies will bring together Nepali people and their government…. Now is the time for leadership, compassion, and investment in the people of Nepal. All of them.

With love and respect,


electricity in lura june 010

My brother Lakpa Tamang, at the inauguration of connecting Lura to electricity, 2010. This was funded by the community. I have not heard from him yet. Sending love, because as Eric reminds me, you cannot love when you worry…

Next Well Being Well Doing Trek

Community Building Trek

16 to 30 November 2015, ex Kathmandu.

Ideal for families, friends, anyone really!

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