— Johnson State College
I Just wanted to take a second to say thanks again. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to attempt a visit to India without having such a fantastic guide/professor/mentor such as yourself organize and come on the trip. Truthfully, I actually cannot begin to imagine an unsupervised trip into the heart of Kolkata…Put simply, there is no way that any of us could have had as great of an adventure as we did without you. Your coordination of all the flights, hotels, drivers, Kishan, lectures, places visited etc. was very admirable. Probably my favorite thing about the world is the way we make connections to people and use them in positive ways. What stood out to me the most was how much the connections you’ve made (and continue to make) with people not only make the trip that much better for us, but they also always benefit others in the community. It’s little things like these that improve societies and I love it. Anyways, I’d just like to say thanks again and I am so thrilled to have met someone that is so enthusiastic about spreading wisdom, kindness, and peace. The world really could be a much better place and you are showing more and more people that every day. You always said Rosalie sleeps well at night because she is out there making a difference. I sure hope you sleep well at night too Jim. I just needed to send a little separate thank you note!
Sincerely — Alex Harcourt