"You have to get lost before you can be found."
Jeff Rasley, Light in the Mountains
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Organizing/Leading Nepal Himalaya Trekking since 1998
Basa Village Foundation
Jeff Rasley, Author/Writing Coach
Write on! http://tinyurl.com/jeffrasleypage
Hero's Journey: John Ritter, the Chip Hilton of Goshen, Indiana; a Memoir is a meditation on what it means to be a hero and how the meaning has changed, a nostalgic memoir of childhood heroes, and an unauthorized biography of the 2d greatest athlete of Goshen, Indiana. Check out a free sample of Hero's Journey
Bringing Progress to Paradise; What I Got from Giving to a Himalayan Village An astounding adventure in the Himalayas becomes a critical reflection on the tangled relationships among tourists, "do-gooder" missionaries, and native people in "exotic" locales. For a Buddhist perspective on the book: http://tinyurl.com/436jy8a [
Godless -- Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs The history of religious and political ideologies is bloody. Crusaders and Islamic-Jihadist terrorists divide the world into believers and heretics. Their propaganda has persuaded followers to torture and slaughter unbelievers. "Godless" proposes a cure for the pathology of fanatical religious beliefs and political ideologies using the wisdom gained in Nepal, from Quakers, and American Pragmatism
Pilgrimage: Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back Home Again, a Memoir takes the reader on a motorcycle road trip without a bike. The pathway to understanding the shared roots of all humanity led the author across the wide Pacific and to the summit of Himalayan peaks. Enjoy a ride of discovery to the source from whence we all come. Book trailer video on YouTube: "Pilgrimage" by Leila
MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969 - Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football (2d Edition) is historical fiction, a comedy, and a romance set at the University of Chicago (so it must be fiction). The narrative is about the struggle of the star of UChicago’s football team to cope with the cultural revolution on campus, a 2-year losing streak, and a girlfriend who hates football. It's available as an audio book at http://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Midway-Resurrection-Redemption-Football/dp/B00CWB1DPQ
Light in the Mountains -- Namaste, Rakshi, and Electricity in a Himalayan Village describes the development of my relationship with Basa Village and is a call for people in the West to gain the wisdom of communal connection I have learned from the Rai people of Nepal. Light in the Mountains is a 2013 Gold Medalist for Best Book Cover, awarded by Authors dB.
Islands in My Dreams, a Memoir is an anthologyof personal essays and photographs taken during adventure travels and spiritual quests on islands all across the world.
India-Nepal Himalayas In the Moment is a collection of pictures and personal essays written after returning from expeditions and "philanthro-trekking" (combining mission work and mountaineering) in the Himalayan region.
False Prophet, a Legal Thriller is a murder mystery, a romance, and rant against the injustices of the legal system inspired by the author's 30 years experience as a lawyer in Indy. It's available as an audio book at http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/False-Prophet-a-Legal-Thriller-Audiobook/B00BJ5YT0M
- Previous Expeditions with Adventure GeoTreks:
* Jiri-Pike Peak-Basa-Phaplu 2010
Blogs, Interviews, & Reviews:
SuperNova with Lena Ski
Say This Write
Kris Wampler's Blog
Around the World Blog
Around the World Blog II
Your Life Matters
- Links to some published articles