I am writing this column, again on a plane, two weeks after returning home from my incredible trip to 13 countries, 21 cities, in 38 days (mostly in India and Africa). I’m on a very short flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. It’s a piece of cake in comparison to the 17-hour flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta, Georgia, which was just one leg of my trip home. Heck, there’s only a one-hour time change. We were 10-12 hours ahead on the other trip.
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Gratitude, Excess, and Poverty
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Pastor Drew Sams for “Spiritual Talk.”
Chris Walker from 2ndVote.
Dr. Jennifer Weberman (The Parenting Playground) for “Therapy Talk.”
Today’s radio show is inspired by this week’s “A Dad’s Point-of-View” column, Dubai to Mumbia; Decadence and Deprivation.
Dubai to Mumbai: Decadence and Deprivation
Going from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to various stops in India is about as stark a change as one can imagine. Dubai is a 42-year-new country with unlimited resources and a tiny (indigenous) population of 1 million, while India has been around since well before the birth of Christ and its 1.2 billion inhabitants account for 18% of the world’s human beings.
The World’s Tallest Building
In this short video, come with me as I go – in real time – up 124 floors to the observation deck at the Burj al Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which is in Dubai. All in one take, this 2 1/2 minute video takes you up, with me, the entire elevator ride and then onto the deck nearly 1/2 mile high in the sky! THAT is how tall the building is. What a view. Truly out of this world!