Monthly Archives: July 2011

Change…

We really need to rethink this fight.  I’ve got nothing of value to offer in this post except for a few idol thoughts brought on by another late Afghan night fueled by too much caffeine and a mind set a … Continue reading

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Relief in Place

The maintenance of Empire amid the building of nations is a static undertaking. The boundaries have already been drawn, the land, people and resources have already been allocated, and for the most part, the rules of game have already been … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Terror…

From half a world away, I just want to take this brief opportunity to express my deepest condolences and empathy for the friends and family of the victims of the terrorist attack in Norway a few days ago.  I hope … Continue reading

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Hookah, Cigars, and Sunsets…

Well, incase anyone was wondering, I finally made it into Afghanistan although I am pretty far from being settled into my final location or my job at the moment.  I’m just chilling at Sharana, the Provincial Capitol of Paktika Province.  … Continue reading

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Man-ass

Welcome to the Transit Center at Manas…stepping off point for Operation Enduring Freedom.  This place a few kilometers north of Bishkek, the capitol of Kyrgyzstan, is the last stop between wonderful Germany and the absolute awesomeness that is the nation … Continue reading

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Never leave for a combat zone with a packed rig…

It is generally a good rule of thumb, that immediately before you embark on any type of an exhausting journey that will take you far from home and expose you to danger or adversity for an undetermined length of time … Continue reading

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Time, Circumstance, and Coincidence…

Well…Game On!  Just got the order to deploy pushed up by a week and it looks like I’ll start heading out to Eastern Afghanistan this weekend.  It’s awesome how the Army likes to change plans on the fly, but whatever, … Continue reading

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