A few more mundane updates | Tien Chiu's Blog
Almost done writing up Dave's story--former methamphetamine addict who contracted AIDS from a dirty needle and/or unsafe sex (could be either). Also, the ultralight laptop arrived today, and Mike has been busy setting it up for me (bless his heart :-) ). I'm hoping it allows me to make my work portable, and in particular let me work on it in bed, at cafes, and on this upcoming trip to LA.Had lunch with Lena, my friend the translator for a Tibetan lama, and it seems likely that Mike and I will go visit her in India during the Tibetan New Year (Feb 18-20). We plan to take three weeks in India, and hopefully sit in on some of the Dalai Lama's Losar teachings. Neither of us is Buddhist but we both lean in that direction, and when I was sitting in on the Losar teachings during my travels, I was seriously impressed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama's wisdom. I think if anyone is truly the incarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, he is probably it. I want to see the Losar teachings again before