Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cambodian Dance

Cambodian Dance

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

These 2 Girls Which I Carried Out of Cambodia

These 2 girls which I carried out of Cambodia on my belly in a"snuggly" 17 years ago, graduated from High School in Hawaii last week: Le'a Channy Giannotti and Christina (Theany) Cremer on Kauai. With us is Lauryn and Tina's sister Pawaeena, adopted from Thailand 20 years earlier.

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I Was Grown from 32 Kids to Over 90 now


16 June, 2007
Wasanaar, Holland
When Lauryn left Cambodia and adoptions to the USA stopped, her assistant, Mr. Pole, created a school and home for orphans and street children, the Palm Tree Center. I was grown from 32 kids to over 90 now, with international sponsorship. The largest supporters are Raoul and Bettina W., whom I introduced to Mr. Poke and the kids just as their other main source of funding, a monk from Japan, dried up. Raoul imported 9 of the dancers from Palm Tree to Holland for his (30th?) annual birthday barbecue, and they performed for various fundraising events and the barbecue. A great time washad by all! And some awareness - and even a little money! - was raised! With Raoul and Bettina in the picture, the future looks brighter for the Palm Tree kids, growing in their numbers thanks the the added space acquired next door. Plans are even to "clone Mr. Pole" to make a similar center elsewhere in Cambodia.

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Annual Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa,California

I had the great pleasure to perform with Raphael, Kutira, Wenday, and the Shaman Light Singers at the annual Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa,California, June 8-11 2007.















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A Brief Visit to Carmel

Mom and Eli, and Lauryn in for a brief visit to Carmel after the funeral of her father. Her parole officer finally let her travel..










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