It’s my first morning back in Pakistan after a year in San Francisco. Last year, I got lost while trying to climb K2 and wandered into the village of Korphe. I was impressed by the children, who gathered outside even on the days they had no teacher and scratched their lessons in the dirt. So I promised to build a school. During the past year I’ve worked as an ER nurse, slept in my car, and written 580 letters to politicians and celebrities, asking for donations. Now it’s time to fulfill my promise. (Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin).