July 28, 2009 - Nakhon Sawan, ThailandIt has taken a long time to make an entry this year due to the fact a lot of planning and research went into preparing for a visit to Varanasi, India to witness the full solar eclipe, and prepare a paper for the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA). http://pib.nic.in/release/press_ph4.asp?kk=7/13/2009%207:53:46%20PM
October 15, 2009 - Bangkok, ThailandOn October 15th I delivered a paper in Bangkok at the Educa 2009 - The 1st International Conference on learning and Teaching.
December 29, 2009 - San Francisco, CaliforniaOn December 2nd Na gave birth to a baby boy. His name is Siva Van de Bogart. I gave him the name of Siva as a result of my research leading me to better understanding of Lord Shiva. Here is a photo of Siva at 2 weeks old and also one of his sister Gada.
I returned to San Francisco on November 2nd to see my family and do some research.