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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

xmas puzzle by Gary Disch

see the new xmas puzzle by Games Magazine contributor Gary Disch:

xmas puzzle

and

more puzzles

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mt Assiniboine trails


Marvel Lake
Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks
Great trail running in this area, see trails at http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=6489
and more in the book "Mountain Running in the Canadian Rockies" by Bob Walker. Visit his website mtnrunning.ca.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book release: Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea has just released his new book.

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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan is released on December 1, 2009. In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban.

He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women --- all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.