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 24, 2014
The satellite dish is from Turkey, the generator from China, the fuel to run it from Iraq, and all were purchased with money earned by selling reeds from the West Hammar marsh, near Souk Al-Shouyoukh. #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.