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.
Monday, March 17, 2014
All the Way from Erbil!
In this turn-of-the-20th-century postcard, bellams jostle with mahailas for quay space outside the old Basra Customs House, looking toward the Ashar district. Some of them no doubt came down the Tigris with trade from the north. #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.