Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I have become addicted to the internet, email and blogs specifically. Who knew there are so many kinds of blogs. Today I discovered some written by Americans who are in the Middle East, one in Iraq and one in Pakistan doing some kind of relief work. So interesting - a window into the real world that is so far away and so different from mine.
A Nepalese / Canadian friend of mine is currently back in Nepal visiting his family. We IM'd each other a couple of nights ago, and I was struck with amazement that I could communicate with someone instantly who is half way around the world. How does that work?? He told me he is playing with children in an orphanage in Katmandu. He took them on a three hour hike up a mountain. It is hot, it is sunny. I told him my feet are freezing and I'm looking at my backyard with tree-branches heavy with snow. Also that I'm worried about my commute to my new job on the sleety highway.
How did the world get this small? Isn't it amazing?
Immersion (blog of relief workers)
Can of Worms (American soldier in Iraq)