Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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Ghafoor is gone

Yesterday was a sad day in camp because one of the local nationals that had been working here for over four years, worked his last day and then resigned. His name is Sayed, but most know him by his surname … Continue reading

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Kabulbank pictures

Our trip to the bank was fraught with danger and intrigue, and these are the pictures to prove it. Okay, so very little intrigue and not a whole lot of danger.

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Kabulbank!

Today was wicked exciting for me, but I kept it together and stayed cool. We had to drive into the heart of Kabul to visit the bank that services our camp. I was being added as a signatory to the … Continue reading

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The music that gets me through

When I leave my room each morning to head to breakfast, it’s a ritual now to make sure I have everything. Watch – check. Bracelet I made from parachord – check. Cell phone – check. Keys – check. Dining hall … Continue reading

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Rise and shine – the world is ending!

The guys in the office are always speaking to each other in Dari, but often, they all speak English and we chat about things. Rhohani and I were talking about the shamsi calendar the other day, and ended up talking … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

This is my new baby. No, if you are reading this as a teaser on Facebook, I did not purchase a child here in Kabul. I’m referring to the camera of my dreams, the one that has haunted me since … Continue reading

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