Friday, January 19, 2007

Getting back on the horse

Man, 2006 was a mad busy year. So much happened. And yet here I am, Warrior Saints still a work in progress. But it's like a wise person once said, sometimes the journey counts more than the destination.

Some of the highlights that have happened since my last visit to the blog:

- Getting help from my first ever intern! Meher Kaur was a tremendous help this past summer with translation of interviews, editing and just being a good person to talk to in figuring out next steps.
- Visiting Camp Chardi Kala, the first and oldest Sikh youth camp in the United States - celebrating their 30th anniversary.
- Getting a rousing reception at the Spinning Wheel Sikh Film Festival in Toronto - my second visit to Spinning Wheel, and an even better time than last year.
- And most recently, attending the Surat Sikh Youth Conference in New York. What an inspiration to see so many young Sikhs gathering together to gain knowledge, support and inspiration to live their lives by their highest principles. Plus I finally got the distinct pleasure of meeting Professor Cynthia Mahmood, one of the most respected scholars on Sikh contemporary history and culture. I sincerely hope to see more of her in the future.

I have many new year's resolutions for 2007, as there's more to do and d experirience than ever boefore. But one thing I want to commit to is writing in this blog more frequently. This is my space and place to work through a lot of the questions I need to answer to finish my project and make it what I want it to be. God give me strength, wisdom and perseverance to see it through.

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