I just booked a few more shows for my tour, one in MT and one in MN. I am very much looking forward to this tour, and am excited about it. I also booked showcases for my band and solo act at the Utica Music and Arts Fest next fall (www.uticamusicfest.net
) which is very exciting.
I have only two shows this week, both on Saturdays, about which I am very excited, one is solo music at the Stowe Mid lodge, and the other is stand-up comedy at Mulligans in Barre (I guess its a great scene). Check out my schedule (www.nathanbradycrain.com/tour_schedule.htm
) for details!
I have recently been reading a great deal, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, and The Girl Who Played with Fire, were a great deal of fun, as was the book Wicked. I also read a very important book, that I recommend to everyone: Three Cups of Tea.
Three Cups of Tea (www.threecupsoftea.com
) details the efforts of Greg Mortensen to bring education to roral Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is such an inspiring and incredible story that I have difficulty avoiding tears while simply discussing it.
It is clear, from the reading of this book, that his path, educating the poor in rural central Asia, is the ONLY true path to creating peace and therefore stopping terrorism. For his schools, one penny donated from America (Pennies for Pakistan) equals one pencil in a school. A dollar is a day's wage for a teacher.
When not in Pakistan and Afghanistan building schools, vocational centers, and bridges, Greg is either at home getting much needed quality time with his wife and two children, or on the road performing speaking engagements in the US. He will be in VT and MA twice in the coming months. Go to his website above and click the "events" menu, and check out his speaking dates. You can filter by state.
Go see him. Donate. It's the best cause that I have seen since Habitat for Humanity, the Vermont Food Bank, and Nothing but Nets.
Time for me to get back to work. I am now reading a book called Guerilla P.R. Wired (an older book about internet publicity management), and it says that its not about working smarter, its about working harder.
I say thats partially right. I say its about working harder, smarter, faster, and more.
Nose to the grindstone! Be well everyone, and do good work!