Tag Archives: Greg Mortenson

With the Blink of an Eye

And with the blink of an eye, it all came to an end. That is the only way I can describe this semester. Time always flies by fast, but this semester it was just unbelievable. I feel like it was … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Awareness campaigns, Bulls Business Community, Change, Charity, Education, Golden Bull, Holland & Knight Foundation, Mac Dill Air Force Base, Partner organizations, Partner schools, Shipping, Social media, Stones into Schools, Three Cups of Tea, Uncategorized, University of South Florida, US Army, USF Bulls Market, USF Honors College, USF Housing and Residential Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shipping Goals

The semester is drawing to end, far too quickly for my liking.  This week will be the last week for the class.  And this past week started off grim with the crushing 60 Minutes report on Greg Mortenson.  However I … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Charity, Education, Holland & Knight Foundation, Three Cups of Tea, University of South Florida, USF Bulls Market, USF Honors College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fall of Mortenson

And so it happens, “Another hero bites the dust”, says MTV founder Tom Freston. This remark is in light of the recent scandal involving Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson is mountain climber, best-selling author, and philanthropist. His tales of bravery, courage, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Stones into Schools, Three Cups of Tea | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Motivation

There are times when you feel like you have no motivation to do anything anymore and that the work that you are doing is not benefiting anyone. Times such as these make you want to give up on the tasks … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Awareness campaigns, Bulls Business Community, Change, Charity, Church, Education, Golden Bull, Holland & Knight Foundation, Japan, Kaleisia Tea Lounge, Mac Dill Air Force Base, Partner organizations, Partner schools, Shipping, Social media, Stones into Schools, Three Cups of Tea, Uncategorized, University of South Florida, US Army, USF Bulls Market, USF Honors College, USF Housing and Residential Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food for Thought

So I’m munching away on a delicious bagel from Einsten Bros Bagels with some interesting vegetable cream cheese pondering on what the subject of my blog should be. There was some rather devastating news this week about an investigation into … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Change, Charity, Church, Education, Shipping, Three Cups of Tea, University of South Florida, USF Honors College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Personal Critique on Mr. Mortenson

The following does not necessarily reflect the opinions and goals of my fellow classmates, my professor, and our course project. This past week, 60 Minutes ran an investigation on Greg Mortenson and his charity. The clip was introduced to us … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Charity, Education, Stones into Schools, Three Cups of Tea, Uncategorized, University of South Florida, USF Honors College, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mortenson: A Man in the Media

Our class recently discovered news of Greg Mortenson: philanthropist, author, and speaker for the education of girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is now said to be founder and advocate of a twisted, swindled, and misguided charitable cause. CBS’s “60 … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Charity, Education, Social media, Stones into Schools, Three Cups of Tea | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greg Mortenson: A Simple Mistake or a Real Deception?

This past week my class was informed that Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute was being investigated by CBS News “60 Minutes”. It was horrifying to find out that the television news program had uncovered evidence that some of … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Charity, Education, Holland & Knight Foundation, Partner organizations, Shipping, Three Cups of Tea, University of South Florida, USF Honors College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Doughnuts for Donations!

For once, I actually have too much to write about for my blog!  First of all, MacDill Air Force Base was a blast!  Our class was given a tour of the base on April 11th by Lt. Col. Jason Wolf, SSgt Tristan … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Awareness campaigns, Charity, Education, Mac Dill Air Force Base, Partner organizations, Shipping, Social media, University of South Florida, USF Bulls Market, USF Honors College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning Humility

Once again I am reminded of how privileged I am to be surrounded by people who choose to live their lives in service of others. Giving up not only time with family but potentially their lives is a humbling thought … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Education, Stones into Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment