I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving. The days here go by so slow more often than not, but the months go by fast. At least my friends here know what that means. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity in my job. Reaching out and making connections on this side of the … Continue reading Thoughts from Lockdown
I remember, fairly clearly, September 11, 2001. I was in 8th grade, sitting in (I think) Latin class. The teacher told us that there were reports of an airplane hitting the World Trade Center in New York. I also remember that my brother was flying out of New York that same morning. Up to that … Continue reading Memories: Old and New
A day or two ago I posted a status that read, "Apparently the VMAs happened last night. In other news, 25,000 people died yesterday due to poverty related causes. Enjoy your twerking." Several people readily 'liked' the status. However, one of my good friends astutely commented "couldn't this be said about anything though?" Giving examples … Continue reading Are You Not Entertained?
The woman walked up to the window of the armored vehicle I was sitting in with my boss and another employee of the school where I work in Kabul. She was the third beggar that had come up to our window in the 5 minutes we had been sitting in the car, waiting to get … Continue reading The Woman in the Window