So my friend Noa who currently resides in Thimphu heard the interview with me on Leonard Lopate, thanks to the magic of the Internet, and she writes with this important correction:
“Bhutan is Vajrayana all the way baby. Totally Tibetan Buddhist. Kind of like the Dalai Lama. Maybe for the masses he might say he’s a Mahayanist but he’s a Vajrayana master. Also, I believe Bhutan is not food self sufficient. It relies heavily on India for rice and other staples. They are aiming to become 75% food self sufficient sometime in the next ten years but that will only happen if major reforms take place.”
I meant to say “subsistence” farming. Anyway, oh well.
Radio Shangri-La just got these two nice reviews, even though I swore I wouldn’t read reviews here I am telling you about them:
Christian Science Monitor
And here’s a story I wrote for Writer’s Digest about a subject that’s now near and dear to my heart:
how authors now have to do a whole lot more than write a book, when they write a book: http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/