Back to Iraq!
It's hard to know how to help reconstruct "ordinary" life after a war. No life is ordinary. Here are reflections on pasts, presents, and futures along the way.
Sometimes you just have to get down and dirty. No, this isn't Ladies Mud Wrestling. It is me shoving a PVC tube into s canal bank a meter below water surface, hoping that we will come up with datable sediments. If this works, boats loaded with grad students will follow my lead. - J. R. Pournelle. Posted from my iPhone.
Location:Hammer District, Iraq
After 50 hours in transit, arrival at someplace so remote and yet so familiar numbs together reminiscence of everything from Imperial Valley to BBC News. So nice to relax with a Turkish coffee and watch the sun gild the city from my dust-caked window - 30 day Visa in hand! - J. R. Pournelle. Posted from my iPhone.
Once again, held up at the Emirates boarding gate, bc no visa has been delivered from Baghdad to Basra - or if it has, it has not made it's way from the visa office to airport immigration, or if it has, nobody has notified the airline. We'll see - but it is pretty clear from the long line of contractors just waved through that Iraq's placing it's bets on China.
- J. R. Pournelle. Posted from my iPhone.
By Megan Sexton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-777-5400When archaeologist Jeff Rose set out for the Middle East to understand how the destructive forces of water came to inspire the biblical story of Noah’s Ark and the great flood – USC’s Jennifer Pournelle was there to lead him on his journey. Read More at"
A very nice, multi-lingual blog, from an engineer in Madrid. One stop wrap-up of all things Iraq.