Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Thousand Splendid Suns

My book club read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Like my last post on Charlie’s Wilson War, it made me wonder where I was in the 80’s and 90’s. This book is about two women in Afghanistan and their lives. And it interweaves quite a bit of Afghani history and lifestyles. Our book club meeting was enhanced by a women who had just come back from duty in Afghanistan and had some items we could look at. And she filled us in a little on what life if like now for the people of that country. I really do have blinders on. But maybe they are starting to come off. About time.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War

Just watched this on DVD. Where was I in the 80’s? I know I was young (20’s an 30’s) and I was single, married and had a child. I know I was busy. But how did I miss all this while it was happening? Was it kept quiet or did I just have my head that far in the sand? I know I pay a lot more attention to world events now, but this is making me wonder what else I’m currently missing. Great movie. Of course, I always love Tom Hanks!
 

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