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Philippe Voiry is in London
Jon Sinclair has a bout of wrestling

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Jame DiBiasio on Hong Kong
Jon Sinclair settles down in India
Martin Buhr on the health of
Merril Springer
Jill Russell gets hitched
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January 28: Philippe Voiry, London England

I've just come to London for six months and joined the SAIS-Bologna group there (Gilles, Aygen, Mat and co). I'm currently working at the French embassy and will be later interning in a French local government. Within two years I should eventually have a real job, hopefully in the diplomatic office.

Even though I did not attend Bologna at the same time as you, my heart is fully Bolognese. Could you then add my address on your list ? By the way, congratulations for keeping this wonderful web-site up to date.

salut, Philippe

 
   
 

January 12: Jame DiBiasio, Hong Kong

Happy New Year everyone.

Are we looking forward to the Year of the Rabbit? The lunar Chinese New Year doesn't occur until mid-February this year, leaving the world plenty of time between parties for introspection.

Let us mull.

Hm.

I've been in Hong Kong for two years now, and it has been a pleasure to entertain SAISers passing through, including Martin S., Matteo, Aygen, Netta, Teresa, Gilles, Paul, Charles K. and Joe, and our regret to miss a few other travelers such as Martin B. and Rosa-Emilia. And of course...

The rest of Jame's missive

 
   
 

January 12: Martin Buhr, New York

As you may know, Merril Springer was a member of our graduating class in DC who is now attending law school in New York. Recently, she suffered a debilitating stroke, and is recovering at Mount Sinai Hospital (1450 Madison Ave). She is staying in room number 343, and the phone number to her room is 212 241 2340. ... She has lost [temporarily] the use of her left side, but is already bouncing back. Still, any expressions of sympathy or encouragement would mean a lot to her and her family.

Cheers, Martin

 
   
 

Rosa Emilia Moreno's new email address is remoreno@email.com, starting... now.

 
   

 

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LATEST NEWS (January 28):
Philippe Voiry is in London
Jon Sinclair has a bout of wrestling

EARLIER THIS MONTH:
Jame DiBiasio on Hong Kong
Jon Sinclair settles down in India
Martin Buhr on the health of
Merril Springer
Jill Russell gets hitched
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January 28: Jon Sinclair, Varanasi, India

The Dangal. Nearly two weeks ago I accompanied another hotel guest who is writing a book on wrestling to an afternoon of bouts he had been invited to. So, after an hour and a half by draughty auto-rickshaw well out of Varanasi, we turned off the main road down a beaten track towards a clearing in the middle of nowhere.

Jon's experiences that day

 
   
 

January 12: Jon Sinclair, Varanasi, India

Well, I've been here a week and so far so great. I briefly stopped over in New Delhi before heading to Varanasi, or Banaras as the locals still call it, where I will be for the next three months or so.

I'm staying in the eponymously named Hotel Ganges View and it is quite a view, looking down over the southern most of the Ghats - Assighat. These are the holy steps down to Ganga Ji from where the people of Banaras along with the many pilgrims bathe, wash, swim and perform their daily rituals or pujas.

The Ghats are especially busy at dawn and it is a truly breath-taking sight; on the first morning here, with 2 companions, I...

Jon's first impressions

 
   
 

January 12: Jill Russell, Brooklyn, New York

Greetings to all, I am speaking to you from the land of matrimony and it's a little weird.

After contemplating the prospects for torment associated with a wedding, calculating the level of torment at T-minus 6 months, and the expectation that the trend would be for torment to rise in direct proportion to time proximity to the event, well you do the math.

I mean, what am I supposed to do with a mother-of-the-bride who is in utter opposition to weddings as a rule and with future in-laws who believe that a small wedding is one with only 100 people in attendance? Needless to say, it was an untenable situation.

So, we eloped.

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