Tuesday, March 21, 2006


hello guys!!

What a great idea Justin!! Is always nice to keep in touch with HH people when we are so far away. Thanks!!

I just came back from a long trip to Singapore on business. Was great time, business trip but always time for some tourism. Hope i came back some other time. SJ, you are very lucky to be singaporean!!!

I also have some pictures, but i still dont know how to post them. Computers and myself never were great friends. So as soon as i have them ready i will email you.

Take a lot of care people!!

Un abrazo y un besazo.

Monday, March 20, 2006

A windy hello from La Rochelle...

Hi guys! It's been such a long time...

After I left Bristol July last year, I spent a couple of days (actually a week) in London with some of my friends who are studying in London. I got back to France just a day before the terrorist attack in London...

Now I'm in La Rochelle doing some stuff on Building Energy Management. It's still a bit general for the moment but I'll be specializing in Renewable Energy next year (if all goes well...) The university was in quite of a hectic situation the past few week because of student demonstration against French Prime Minister De Villepin after the law for a new work contract was voted. (If you follow any French politics)

Anyway, we missed a lot of lectures because the university was blocked (or rather barricaded) by some students!

Things are calming down a bit here in La Rochelle but I don't think the situation will change much in Paris.

I'll be on another practical training this April so might not have much time to post.

A plus!


Hi guys!!!!!!
I'm really glad about this HH blog!Still missing Bristol a lot after 8 months....so sad!!!Missing all of u....but this is a great way to keep in touch with each other!Justin, u've had a great idea!!I'll post some of my pixes! Lots of love, Lucia

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Hello everyone!!
that is a very good idea Justin!I really miss Hodking and the life in Bristol so..that it the best way to keep in touch to all the nice people I met there and I couldnt take their e mails address(sooryja,sumita,and a big big etc)

lotsssssss of kissssssesss

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Introductions: Justin Whitaker

Hello everyone.

Hopefully everyone will be able to sign in and give updates on life soon. Here is what I have been up to:

I returned to Montana last August, after one last journey to London with Soorjya (pictures) August 8. I began studies for a MA in Philosophy in Montana in September, but still had to finish my thesis for Bristol! Early in September I went to Tucson, Arizona to see the Dalai Lama. Only in the end of October did I finish my dissertation for Bristol.

Then in January, when it was freezing cold in Montana, I took a week-long trip to Hawai'i for vacation and to present my dissertation at a conference. During the conference I was notified via email that my degree would be awarded 'with distinction' (I don't normally believe in miracles, but this may be an exception) which made me extremely happy.

All the while, Ana (also from Hodgkin House!) and I kept in touch with emails and she decided to come to Montana to visit, which also made me extremely happy. So now, in one week (almost) Ana will be here and we will travel around the US a bit. Other than that, I am busy working on my (2nd) MA, thinking about where I can go for a 3rd :) or maybe for a Ph.D. London looks good, and so do California and Hawai'i, but we'll see.

That's about it. I keep up another blog (see the list on the right) with my musings on Buddhism, Philosophy, Politics, and my life - so feel free to drop by there. Hopefully everyone will be able very soon to post here about what they are doing too! Best wishes, and I miss you all!

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Merhaba (Arabic) - Zaprashajem (Belorusian) - Shagatom (Bengali) - Dobre doshal (Bulgarian) - Foon ying (Cantonese) - Tashi delek (Tibetan/Bhutanese) - Khosh aamadid (Farsi) - Willkommen (German) - Koj tuaj los - (Thai) - Irashaimasu - (Japanese) - Huan yin (Mandarin) - Bun venit (Romanian) - Bienvenido (Spanish)

for more, see here

Welcome to the Hodgkin House Blog! Here you can keep in touch with H.H. residents, current and former. Feel free to mention events, post pictures, tell stories, all of that! Just remember, this is for all the H.H. residents (and the whole world) to see and read and post to.

To join as a team member, just send an email to me, Justin Whitaker, at justin@mtfreethinkers.org and I will add you on the list as soon as I can. Then you can login and create your own posts on the blog. Good luck, happy studies, hope to hear from you soon!