Monthly Archives: April 2011

Moon Akhtar RIP

Rest in Peace. You helped fill my childhood, and that of countless others, with laughter. Thank You.

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In defense of Greg Mortenson part 5

Glad to see that I’m not a voice in the wilderness crying out for Greg and the Central Asia Institute. Perhaps the biggest name to cast his lot with him is Nicholas Kristof. Othere include bloggers in the previous comments, … Continue reading

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In defense of Greg Mortenson (part 4)

Is Greg the latest manifestation of Rabbi Kushner’s why do bad things happen to good people? From where I sit, yes. But the one thing I’ve learnt from Nassim Hasan Taleb: you can never tell where this thing is headed. … Continue reading

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Defending Greg Mortenson Part III

I’ve seen plenty of bilge proferred in the past couple of days to the effect of “If Greg Mortenson couldnt have done it right, he shouldn’t have done anything at all.” Which, one you rip apart the pomposity, really means … Continue reading

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The Death of Honoria Glossop….

Another delightful Rumpole reference to the Wodehouse Canon. In Rumpole and the Christmas Present, he finds himself representing the alleged killer of a professor who had supposedly blasphemed… named Honoria Glossop. The name is sui generis. (“One of a kind” … Continue reading

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In Defense of Greg Mortenson (Part Deux)

Daniel Glick says it better than I could: 60 Minutes expose on Three Cups of Tea is weak – and wrong. … I met Greg Mortenson in Pakistan in 1998, years before he hit national headlines… Mortenson was one of … Continue reading

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Greg Mortenson: We Stand By You

One of the most memorable stories of the decade, at least for me personally, was this: Full Story here. Briefly summarized, after the terror attacks, a German Naval vessel conducted a “man the rails” ceremony, and signalled the U.S.S. Winston … Continue reading

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