Friday, April 25, 2008

Who Was That?

These are some photos taken at the Oglesby/Bryant house last night, April 24, 2008 of a reception we held for the Second Vice President of Afghanistan, Karim Khalili.
Through the Conflict Resolution Institute ( and the Afghanistan National Institute for Peace and Justice we were honored to have such a remarkable figure in our home.

I will be posting a video of his comments to the group, as well as a Q&A session he held with us on You Tube or similar as soon as possible.
Should anyone care to have hard copies of any of these pictures, and/or full video, please feel free to send me an e-mail at: or use the link indicated on this blog.

This was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience, and I think I can speak for all who attended that this was an evening to remember.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Seeing Eye to Eye

Just wanted to give everybody an update regarding Jacob. Allen, Jacob and I visited an Opthalmologic Surgeon yesterday and we decided that Jacob will undergo eye surgery to remove a growth that has been on his left eyeball for more than a year now. This will take place on May 7th.

There's not much/any risk of the growth being malignant, but the surgeon will have it biopsied just in case.

The surgery should be pretty straightforward; it will be outpatient and only take about 30 minutes. The surgeon is the Chief of Opthalmology (and a Professor) over at Children's Hospital, so we're very comfortable with his expertise. They do have to put him under, as it's not possible to do laser surgery, but there's no way he'd stay still for laser surgery anyway!

Recovery should be quick; he'll probably miss a few days of school and he'll have an eye cover for a week or so, but that's about the extent of it.

We appreciate everyone's positive thoughts and are confident that this will be easy breezy : )