Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wait...the date is WHAT!?!?

Alright so tomorrow is July. That means that this blogging ball needs to start rolling. It'll be rolling fast because it's all downhill from here!!!

Jeez louise I can't believe how fast this is all going. It's true that you think you have all the time in the world and then all of a sudden, BAM, you're buying your tickets for you "mid-semester" retreat and planning your last few weeks in the field.


I am a Human Development major working on a project in McLeod Ganj, India. This town is located in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh, and it's where many Tibetan refugees are currently living. It's also the headquarters of the Tibetan in Exile's Government, and the home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Because it's such an interesting and spiritual area, it attracts many tourists from all over India, and all over the world. It's also kind of a base-camp for trekkers who journey into the mountains and up to Jammu and Kashmir. I am here studying Tibetan parenting styles and trying to answer the question: "what to Tibetan parents in this area consider to be good parenting?" This is a very exploratory study, and I will be accomplishing it through participant observation in 3-5 Tibetan homes.

And here's WHERE I AM: