Monday, July 30, 2012

A Word from our Leaders... Tommy Talks


Hey aesopers! My name is Tommy Holmberg and I will be co-leading the sailing trip. I just spent this past semester studying abroad in Mongolia with Lucas Millikin, the co-leader of Baxter Bushwackers 1. While we were over there, we spent some time as nomadic goat herders, living fully immersed in tiny shelters with Mongolian speaking families. When not on horseback tending to our livestock, we spent tons of time hiking up in the beautiful Altai mountains. We had camel races, we got lost in Gobi, sandstorms we ate goat eyes, we did it all. Holla.

For our month long independent study projects, Lucas travelled around remote Khazak Mongolia, interviewing and living with the local people inventorying their homes to examine the effects of globalization. I studied the nation's infrastructure by embarking on a two week adventure all around the country that included 125 hours of hitchhiking over wild terrain. Giddy up.

Currently, we are back in the states getting excited for AESOP. Lucas is working as a kayaking trip leader in Freeport, Maine and I am in Chicago working in casting and marketing at a theatre/teaching sailing. After I write this, I will continue examining maps of the Maine coast deciding which amazing islands my aesopers will camp on during our trip. Get pumped, sailors we're gonna have the time of our lives!

Awwwww yaaaaaaaaa




2 comments:

  1. We made our shirts with verses from proverbs about friendship and wanted to give our leaders tee shirts as well. We wanted to show them something along the lines of how greatful we are for their guidance or how they teach us God's word or something like that, but we are having trouble finding something. Other topics are fine, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!We gave up our sovereignty in the 1950's to Israel.And ever since our political leaders have to go to Israel for approval. We have to bend over backwards for Israel. They control our voters via their self serving manipulation of the word of God, our leaders via the voters, and therefore our country via our leaders. We might as well fly the Israeli flag.
    This is unconstitutional.

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