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Amy is an ardent advocate for local public education.  “There is a large gap in funding for public schools – the tools needed for learning effectively are expensive and our young people deserve every opportunity in the classroom.  What is not provided by federal, state and local funding is what WiSH is supplementing.  What is more important to a community than our young people, more important to local businesses than their future employees?  Every single resident can find value in the WiSH Education Foundation, as the value of our homes is inextricably tied to the quality of the schools in our neighborhoods.”

Recent Posts

The Amazing Lukla Experience (4/1/2019) - I'm skipping two ugly days here that no one really needs to hear about and getting to one of the most incredible experiences of my life. As I've mentioned before, Lukla is known as the.most dangerous airport in the world; it sits atop a cliff on a shockingly short runway at a 12% pitch. The weather changes often and instantly and there is a great deal of luck involved in whether you get to land or take off from there...they shut it down quickly and often throughout the day. As I'm heading back to Kathmandu, I'm taking a helicopter this time, and pretty excited about it as I lock in up front next to the pilot. I had to wait about 20 minutes for my heli to get there...the airport had been closed since midday the day before and the clouds lifted long enough to give me a window. Otherwise Read more...
Day Nine: Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp, 17,800′ (3/30/2019) - Well, it's day five of not being able to eat. As you can imagine im pretty weak. Tough day today. Four hour hike, rest an hour, than another four hour out and back to base camp. I crawled, I wobbled, I saw double. So, whats base camp like? For me, it satisfies a few things. I'm goal oriented, so the fact that the pass we originally intended to cross that was impassable due to waist deep snow and 60mph winds left us with something to replace it with. Given our location, base camp was it and pretty much IT. People know it, it has panache, who knows who we might run into (in addition to the adorable boys from Israel who I want to adopt? ) Why didn't we choose it from the beginning? Boring. For.those who don't trek this is EXCITING! And kudos to those who attempt this, because Read more...
Day Eight: Drama in the Himalayas, Lobuche, 15,800′ (3/28/2019) - I've already written several heartfelt paragraphs only to have the internet go down and lose it all. I'm disgusted. The lowdown: I'm sick with a food borne illness and haven't eaten in 3 days. I'm weak, exhausted, nauseas, freezing, defeated and am tired of seeing the near constant rescue helicopters since 14,000 feet. And the smell of yak dung in the tea houses is overwhelming, as is the hole in the ground toilets. The people are fabulous, they are. I've just had enough. I sleep on the ground for fun and have done so for 35 years. Turns out that more than two weeks of it and I'm a snob. Or when I'm sick I can't take it. Or when it's below zero I can't take it. Or all of the above. When is my flight home? What day is it, anyway? Our original.plan changed when a team returned from Read more...