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the end of a chapter

A slightly different version of this post was originally posted on http://pomegranateveils.com/. Two days ago, I resigned from my job in Kabul. It wasn’t the security concerns, the third world conditions, or the health risks associated; though each of these has … Continue reading

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Regarding the explosion in Kabul: I am okay

This post was originally posted on http://pomegranateveils.com/. I am okay. Evidently sometime around midnight there was either a rocket attack or an explosion in Kabul. Seems to have first been reported as explosion and now being reported as a rocket. Nothing … Continue reading

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I am still alive and still in Kabul

Posted originally on http://www.pomegranateveils.com I don’t have a post of any substance to make but wanted to say that I am still alive and still in Kabul for those of you who keep track of me here. I have been … Continue reading

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Some random views from my world

This was originally posted on http://www.pomegranateveils.com The first is a gardener at a guesthouse in Kabul. The photo was take over the shoulder of the driver and escort while we were waiting on the person we were picking up there. … Continue reading

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In celebration of New Day and the first day of Bahâr (spring)

Originally posted on http://www.pomegranateveils.com I have March 20 and 21 off work thanks to the Nowruz (also spelled as norooz and pronounced as NO-ROOZ) which marks the beginning of the Persian year 1390; the day is sometimes called Mela-E-Samanak here in Afghanistan. Here … Continue reading

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It is the little things

Kabul is an exhausting place to be. At least it is for me and most of the people with whom I work. Sure part of it is the security situation; this is especially true since the supermarket bombing a few … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland with Razor Wire

This photo was taken during an extra snowy day in Kabul. The gate and razor wire are at the end of the drive to the house where I live. The number of trees in the background are rare; they are … Continue reading

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A few of the things that remind me I am in Kabul

The building blocks of my life here in Kabul are not that different from those in my life before Kabul. I go to work and spend too much time on the trivial and in meetings and not enough on the … Continue reading

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Views from a sunny Monday in Kabul

A few days of rain and snow had cleared the air and today was sunny and quite lovely as long as you looked up. February and March are the wet months here and the ground is a muddy mess. This … Continue reading

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regarding the Kabul supermarket attack: I am safe

So the explosion at Finest in Kabul hit rather close to home as this is one of the places we often shop on Friday. Thankfully everyone from campus is safely accounted for though some were in or near the store … Continue reading

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