Monthly Archives: April 2012

Louis L’Amour and timeless wisdom

  I picked up a Louis L’amour book in Mazar-e-Sharif and read it there. Like so much of his writing, a bit stood out above the rest to me and spoke words of wisdom. From “The Man From Skibbereen” He … Continue reading

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Heroes…

One of the things about history that fascinates me are all the phenomenal people who did incredible things about which we know nothing or almost nothing. I have been fascinated for years with Utzi the Iceman, reading everything I can … Continue reading

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Mazar-e-Sharif

Just got back from a trip to Mazar-e-Sharif. Had a good time, traveling with another US Major and Italian Major and a Spanish LTC. The town is an hour flight North of us, but lower in elevation so it was … Continue reading

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The Snow Leopard

I have been reading a book on this trip. “The Snow Leopard” by Peter Matthiessen is the story of an American Buddhist traveling from Kathmandu to the Crystal Monastery in the Himalayas of Nepal. He and his scientist friend were … Continue reading

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The Thorn

The Thorn in the flesh. We all have it. Sometimes we have victory over it, sometimes it is our teacher, sometimes our master and sometimes the force that teaches us humility. It is universal to humanity, yet unique in its … Continue reading

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Images of my new life

Here are some images from the Bazaar on post (where I dropped quite a bit of money today, look for a package soon Honey!) and a short video I took driving through downtown Kabul.

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A day in the life…

One of the positive opportunities that comes with a deployment or just overseas travel is getting to sample the cuisine locale. I was in the British PX today and ran across a can of Indian Tonic Water I had not … Continue reading

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