Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Inaugaral Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture

There have been two occasions for viewing media in the middle of the night. The first was during Desert Storm, when I hoped to catch a glimpse of my brother during the war coverage, and the other was early this am, to witness the meeting of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Reverend Archbishop Tutu, two Nobel Peace Prize awardees (Tutu in 1984, the Dalai in 1898).

What an opportunity to see how the digital world overcomes distance and circumstance to unite people. While the Dalai Lama was denied a visa to visit South Africa on the event of his friend Desmond Tutu's birtday, the two were able to dialogue across the world in Google Plus. My Tweet posts on this event are at the right side of this blog.

Like many, I felt so fortunate to "attend". LOL. Even though it meant getting up at 2 am.

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