Sunday, January 27, 2008

Staging is in full swing!

Wow...sorry for the lack of posts. We have been having an amazing (if not incredibly busy time) here in Denver with our students now in town. Our new group is truly fantastic with a rich diversity of backgrounds, ages, and countries. Some information that might be interesting:
  • We have 95 students and 16 staff members in Cast A 2008
  • We come from 26 countries including Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Namibia and many western nations
  • Our students are doctors, teachers, college students, non-profit workers and wayward souls looking for inspiration about what to do next
Both Ellen and I are doing slightly different jobs than we did last semester. This is a great challenge for us as we are learning new skills and techniques, but with this learning comes long hours and red eyes from looking at a computer. Ellen is now the Education Manager and Scott is the full-time Assistant Cast Manager. We are working with an amazing group of people who have a wealth of experience and are just plain fun to be around. I consider myself very lucky to be doing the things that I love and to work with people I enjoy, while knowing that I am making a difference in the world.

Now, more than ever, the world is in need of leaders who know how to work with others and are committed to making a difference in their communities. That is what we hope to build over the next 6 months as we travel. It is a great challenge, but so rewarding and the best thing that we could be doing with our time right now.

We hope that you enjoy following us as this new journey unfolds.

When we are not working we love to hang out with our wonderful host family, the Stones. We love to cook good food, sit and talk over a glass of wine and of course, watch motocross ;-) Here is our hostdad Jon getting his mullet trimmed up. What a sexy beast!

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