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.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Back to Business
Arrival Dubai airport: 6:30. Departure to hotel: 9:30. Baggage? Nope. 2 hours to get boarding pass for Basra tomorrow. Half hour wait for hotel shuttle. At least for that part I was out in the balmy, cardamom -scented air.
Location: West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
I am an anthropologist, archaeologist, and geographer, engaged in re-building university programs in Iraq. I tend to think about life as lived over the past several thousand years, as well as over the past several hundred hours. I was not embedded in "hot" zones. I was just going about a very odd little bit of ordinary life, in extraordinary circumstances.