Saturday, August 05, 2006

Friday - finally

I'm trying to put in more pictures to keep up to date on what things look like. Tomorrow I have good intentions to unpack, so we'll see how far I get.

I'm going to pick up the washing machine in the morning and then I plan to have a little bit of fun tomorrow as well.

I don't often write about the opportunities my job affords me, but I want to recommend a couple of books by Rory Stewart. He came and did a talk/reading for us at lunch today and I think his narratives about life on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq are really insightful when it comes to getting a clear picture of what is happening over there. Too often, we get caught up in the political rhetoric and lose sight of the more interesting discussion of what we can really expect next out of everything that is happening there. His writing is great and he uses stories to illustrate and depict the history and current lives of people living in these countries and cultures.

The books are The Places in Between (about Afghanistan) and The Prince of the Marshes (about Iraq).

Good day. A very happy Friday indeed. As usual, I am writing at 1 am, so I will say it is time for me to sleep.


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Wendy said...

Your first full weekend in your new house. I hope it is fantastic, and not filled with TOO much of the boring unpacking stuff. Its looking great!