When I write things like blog posts, I try very hard to highlight the big lessons I’ve learned. I try to say something essential (literally “of the essence”) of my
I briefly alluded to some of my strategic process in my last post. I want to make it clear that my host organization, SLC-IT, has been thinking and acting strategically
I returned to Ladakh in early May. (For some background on why I was away from Leh in the first place, see this post.) I did not know what to expect
One of the biggest problems of conservation that my host organization has identified is the problem of solid waste management, or the lack thereof, in the Ladakh region. The
An artisan works on a hand-knotted rug outside of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
You could say I’m having a crisis of faith.
I have for some time believed that there
Something interesting happened to me this past month: I became a digital migrant. At some point on January 25 or 26, a large avalanche/landslide struck the area called Shiatan Nallah
“We shall never achieve harmony with the land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not
What does it mean to respect tradition in a changing world? This question has been plaguing me for years and was recently driven into sharp focus with my work at
Ladakhis traditionally have some of the most ecologically attuned attitudes of any people I’ve ever encountered. I say “traditionally” because older values and lifeways are disappearing here. The mere fact
“The problem with flying in [to Leh] is cultural as well as physical. Ladakh is not only geographically remote from almost everywhere, it is also remote in atmosphere, landscape,