Donate to Nepal relief

A colleague of mine recently returned from Nepal and set up a fund for earthquake relief. I thought I’d repost:

As some of you may know, I just got back from Nepal where I saw first-hand how much destruction the earthquake has caused. While I was there, our guide, Nama, had his entire village in the mountains destroyed and many other mountain villages were also destroyed as the epicenter was in the mountain region. Although the larger charities have seen a lot of support, most of the money seems to go to Kathmandu and these mountain villages, which are very hard to get to, are not seeing any aid.

For this reason, our group started a fund that Nama could use to start rebuilding his village and the surrounding areas in order to provide relief directly to the hardest hit areas. Nama is very active in the local charities of Nepal, especially in the mountain regions, and will definitely be able to use the money much more effectively than most. He recently made it back to his village and I attached a couple pictures of what’s left of his family’s house.

If you want to donate please use this link and let me know if you have any questions, any amount will be very appreciated, thank you!

Luke P.
Slalom Consulting

Let’s blow this joint

Gotta say, the past six months have not been easy. Basically every problem you can think of has been coming ad nauseam like a repeated punch in the face. However, there’ve been some awesome familial and friend silver linings to balance things out. But I still think I deserve to get the heck out of New York for a bit.

So: I’m getting the heck out of New York for a bit. Specifically, Paris > Bavaria > Berlin, to visit four very good friends. Booked this trip a while ago, and very pleased to finally be leaving – plus this frees up my apartment to be inhabited by other friends who need it. Everything works out in time. See you in a few weeks! I will post EU photos here as I’m able.

New York in March

        

got to see S., here on business from LA. we played pool all night, both equally terrible. it was great. 

Cousin weekend

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Went to Philly this weekend for my “fake” cousin K’s 28th birthday. Our moms are old college friends, and I grew up with her and her siblings, so we always referred to each other as cousins. In recent years, K. and I have gotten close. She is a lovely person and has been an insightful and genuine friend to me (she’s also very smart, an occasional model, and relatively single, so if any attractive successful male people are reading, let me know if you’re interested!). Can’t wait to see the person she continues to become. 

And, ironically, I got to meet one of my “actual” cousins the following day, as he was visiting New York…although the odds are extremely high that we stood next to each other many times on the subway or in line for lunch during the two years we were living in the Boston at the same time and working in the same neighborhood. (A., if you’re reading this, you are very cool and I would totally want to be friends with you if I weren’t already related to you.) 

I think 2015 will be ok.

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