Rolling stones
Tuesday September 21st 2010, 11:40 pm
Filed under: Knit

I wanted to go back to reading one of the most important books I have in a long time–Greg Mortenson’s Stones Into Schools about his work setting up a school for girls as well as boys in one of the least accessible areas of Afghanistan. He is one of those rare people who changes everything.

It’s up there (only at distinctly higher elevations) with Mountains Beyond Mountains about Dr. Paul Farmer, the Harvard doctor who set up a medical clinic in Haiti. And then a school. And then decent housing. And so on.

Still, I had a deadline I wanted to meet. I kept going at that Lisa-yarn shawl till I finished the third repeat, the end point I was going for, but found I have enough yardage to do an edging after all. Well, cool!  So much for being done tonight.

Wonder if I’m too old for sneaking a flashlight under the covers.

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I absolutely loved Mountains Beyond Mountains – a story at a higher elevation? I’m reading it! Thanks for mentioning it. Paul Farmer is a hero of mine, and of my daughter Marnie. Thank heavens there are people like Farmer and Mortenson in the world.

Comment by lori 09.22.10 @ 3:43 am

Flashlights are acceptable. You’d probably be more comfortable in your chair with a proper light. Why not just stay up?

Comment by Chery 09.22.10 @ 5:25 am


Comment by Channon 09.22.10 @ 7:05 am

I think Chery is right. Be comfortable. And I know you have a copy of Stones into Schools.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.22.10 @ 9:16 am

Flashlight under the covers…..oh, I have the perfect and dorky gadget for you. I’ll post a picture on my blog in a couple of days when the sun decides to shine again in Vermont.

Comment by Joansie 09.22.10 @ 12:43 pm

I read Mountains Beyond Mountains- amazing story.

One of my husband’s oldest friends is living in Northern Afghanistan, running a small NGO there, the Marigold Fund. They work with local people to sponsor things like midwife training, sign language classes for deaf children, and this year they’ve just finished a tuberculosis clinic. Clearly, it’s a not just a job, it’s a calling.

Comment by RobinH 09.23.10 @ 12:12 pm

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