Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Charlie and Tea

A Great Compliment to Three Cups of Tea

Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 biographical drama film based on the true story of Democratic Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson, who conspired with a "bare knuckle attitude" CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos to launch an operation to help the Afghan mujahideen resist and ultimately defeat the Soviet Union's military occupation of the nation.
For movie clips go to http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3904700697/
For more info on the movie go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Wilson's_War

Saturday, July 12, 2008

प्रेपरिंग फॉर टी

Preparing For Tea: In case you can't read the above! By the way... Here is our Gordon West connection http://www.ikat.org/publications/2007JOH.pdf

#1 New York Times Besteller
Three Cups of Tea
One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace...One School At A Time

“Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world.” -Tom Brokaw

"A stunningly simple story of how to make peace" -Bloomsbury Review

"Fascinating...one only hopes U.S. policymakers read Mortenson's book" -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Astonishing tale of compassion - and of promise kept" -Time Magazine Asia Book of the Year

"Laced with drama, danger, romance, and good deeds" -Christian Science Monitor

Friday, July 11, 2008

After a stormy afternoon, skies over beautiful White Bear Lake cleared to provide Chapter Chatters with a evening of calm seas and perfect tempertures to discuss our latest read. Donning laurel wreathes on our heads we explored the ancient world from which the Olympic games evolved. Some we squeemish of the barbaric nature of the ancient games but after a little processing we concluded that it's not so different today. Some Chatters have brushed with Olympic greatness and most look forward to watching the up coming games. We munched a variety of Greek inspired foods including humus, olives and baklava. YUM. Thank for a lovely evening!