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, March 30, 2014
A Day's Profits
From mashuf to river dining ship on the Shatt Al-Arab, this Kurdish fisherman sells his meager fresh catch to eager Basrawi passengers. The impacts of marsh collapse are heartfelt in Basra, where riverside fish grilling is a multi-generational family affair. #cmarsh
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.