Author Archives: Adam

Helicopter Day

In the afternoon, specifically during this time of year, the wind kicks up in the Kabul valley, and by the evening, there can be gusts of up to 65 kph. Some of you may be thinking, wait, 65 kph – … Continue reading

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Mail run

The next time I go to the post office at home, I’m going to feel very bored. Yesterday, I went along on the mail run to Camp Eggers, one of the main army bases in Kabul. Alberto – the mail … Continue reading

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Ghafour – still gone

I really miss this guy. I wanted to get this portrait of him up because this is the way that he looks on a minute-to-minute basis – always smiling and laughing.

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And now for something completely different-er

Following up on my critically acclaimed blog post “And Now For Something Completely Different” I wanted to post a bunch of pictures of my new/old camera. It’s a Hasselblad C/M, Medium Format camera with a 120 film back and 80mm … Continue reading

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The Three Abduls

It has been a crazy week in Camp Gibson, and what drives me crazier is that I can’t really talk about what’s going on over here. You military guys know what it’s like to have to keep things from your … Continue reading

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Six-One-Eleven

DISCLAIMER: I have new blog categories to help my readers determine what they want to read and what they’d like to skip. Here are the categories: Entertaining, More or Less Mostly Pictures Encyclopedic, yet Mildly Entertaining Super Serious Today’s entry … Continue reading

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Ten to Go

Okay, so May is over. I enjoyed you May, I really did, but I can’t say that I’m sorry to see you go. June, same goes for you. No hard feelings to either of you, just take comfort in knowing … Continue reading

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And . . . Go

I’ve got many objectives to accomplish while I’m in Afghanistan while I have┬áthis ridiculous amount of downtime. But in some of my leisure time, I’m learning to play Go, an ancient game that originated in China. The simplicity of it … Continue reading

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Super safe

It’s been a crazy week over here in Afghanistan. Only a few days after I had taken a nice drive to downtown Kabul, feeling super safe and excited about seeing more of the city, a suicide bomber in a northern … Continue reading

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Portrait series – No. 1

Here’s a portrait that Ghafoor let me snap on the afternoon he was leaving camp. The people of Afghanistan are as diverse as any other country, but all seem to have a strength that it takes a visit here to … Continue reading

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