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Monday, November 05, 2007

Tea, Schools, and Peace?

I just finished reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (thanks to Aiping Chen-Gaffey for the recommendation).

Not only was it fascinating--it was frightening, uplifting, and inspiring. Mortenson was a mountaineer who sought refuge in a remote Pakistani village after a failed attempt at K2. His time there brought the needs of the village into sharp focus--especially glaring to him was the lack of educational opportunities for the children. He vowed to build them a school. What follows is a tale of compassion in action...and an inside look into a country that is making world-changing headlines even as I write.


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