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    At a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, Sister Aloysius
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Fardeen was about fifteen minutes late today.
He was very apologetic. The traffic clotted all the
roads into a slow moving viscous stream and all
you could do was go with the flow, he said. This
day my plan was to interview all of the students
about their home and family and other issues
that might come to mind during the discussion.

While the students downloaded their files from
the previous day’s shooting, I scouted the
building with Sarah to find a quiet corner that
could be used for the interviews. I planned to
use Fardeen to translate my questions and the
answers so that there would be less chance for
misunderstanding. We finally settled on the big
gallery room and brought in three chairs to pull
to the small table in one corner of the room.

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Photo: Stephen Bowman
And now, the Last Word:
Young boy selling gum. There are 18,500
children working on the streets of Kabul
helping to support their families.
Photo by Stephen Bowman
Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily
discerned by those who love her, and is found by
those who seek her. She hastens to make herself
known to those who desire her.

He who rises early to seek her will have no
difficulty, for he will find her sitting at his gates.
To fix one's thought on her is perfect
understanding, and he who is vigilant on her
account will soon be free from care, because she
goes about seeking those worthy of her, and she
graciously appears to them in their paths, and
meets them in every thought.

The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere
desire for instruction, and concern for instruction
is love of her, and love of her is the keeping of
her laws, and giving heed to her laws in
assurance of immortality, and immortality brings
one near to God; so the desire for wisdom leads
to a kingdom.
--Proverbs 6: 12-20
The Holy Bible,   Revised Standard Edition
Our plans fail because they have no aim. For the sailor who does
not know where to set his course, there are no favorable winds.

--Seneca (4 BC- 65 AD)
Roman statesman, philosopher, dramatist
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to
nought; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the Lord stands for ever, the
thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the
people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

--Psalms 33: 10-12
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your
life - think of it, dream of it, live on that
idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every
part of your body, be full of that idea, and
just leave every other idea alone. This is
the way to success, that is the way great
spiritual giants are produced.

--Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
Indian spiritual leader (Hindu)
Photo: Stephen Bowman
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through
experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.

--Helen Keller (1880-1968)
American blind and deaf educator
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

--C.S. Lewis (1989-1963)
Author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia'
Don't break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.

Irish proverb