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Making a Difference

“There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand, would be more salutary than the morning or the spring to our lives, and possibly put a new aspect on the face of things for us.

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Fiction

Afghanistan, Greg Mortenson, And The Temptations Of Charitable Work

In his New Yorker profile of Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, George Packer writes:

Afghanistan—mountains, deserts, ungoverned spaces—has always seemed to offer a blank slate for utopian dreamers: British imperialists, hippie travellers, Communists, Islamists, international do-gooders. 471 more words

Politics

A Smorgasbord of Books

Hello! Happy Monday folks!

Hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Before starting the work grind this morning I figured that I would upload a quick post on my addiction. 297 more words

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Three Cups of Tea Book Review

By: Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Nonfiction

349 pages

Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. 419 more words

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