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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He’s the man, in Tajikistan

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How do you like that for rhyming? Pretty lame I know but since Scott is gone that is the best I can do. I wanted to post an update for any of you curious about his trip. All is well and he is knee deep in training with the Tajik nationals doing music over there. I am sure he will post more accurate details about his trip but for now his access to the internet is limited. We have been able to talk via Instant Message and by two phone calls. He tells me he has taken many pictures and is actually the videographer for the trip. I anticipate some cool shots on here when he returns. Sorry this is so short. Hopefully we can post in more detail later!…
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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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