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
We met this father and son in their mashuf last year, north of the Euphrates River, in former marshes drained for 20 years, then re-flooded with polluted, brackish irrigation return water. Needless to say,their nets were empty.#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.