Category Archives: Encyclopedic, yet Mildly Entertaining

I read Wikipedia for fun. That should tell you something about the items in this category. I love random bits of knowledge and sharing them in a way that may put them in context for others. Some may call this “annoying as hell,” but I tend to think of it as fun.

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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Bamyan

Kahliq, one of the nationals working in my office, has been out for a few days and may be gone for a week. When I asked why, his friends told me that he was going home to his village to … Continue reading

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We the people . . .

I’ve been reading the Afghanistan Constitution that was adopted in the last few years. Granted, I don’t think they are adhering to many of the responsibilites that should be accruing to the government, but I found these two articles interesting. … Continue reading

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The Great Game

In the 1800′s, the common belief of the American people was that our country was meant to stretch from ocean to ocean. We believed firmly that nothing was going to stand in our way of possessing all the territory from … Continue reading

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