Back from Central Asia…

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Okay - I've been back a week or so and I'm finally adjusted to our time zone again, I think. There was simply no way to connect wth the Internet where we were, and the few times we found an 'Internet Cafe' (which in Tajikistan are about as fast as dial-up...), I used my time to send email to check in on things at home (since we also had no reliable cell coverage). So, no blog entries - sorry! And now, there are too many stories to tell to know where to start - or stop, but here's the overview. First, Ed and I stopped in Istanbul. We played some music in the street and helped lead worship at a 150-year old church, made some new friends and met with…
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What I did with my September…

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So, game on for the trip to Tajikistan. We're going over to train between 10 and 20 Tajik nationals on Keynote's 'core' classes (communications and presentation development skills) as well as give them some advanced training on how to use the recording studio we helped them build 2 years ago. Right now, I am coming up to speed on the material I'll be teaching, and how to train people on it. None of us on the team is fluent in either of the two languages spoken there (Russian and Tajik), so we'll be using translators. And cultural differences need to be figured in as well. Right now for me, it's like drinking from a fire hose - but it's fun. Ed Pithey (another team member and a really good sax…
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