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 06, 2014
Image (c) Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, University of Basra.
A lovely rank of Ashar boats, lined up in a creek off the Shatt Al-Arab following a hard day's work. Profound is our gratitude to Mark Wilson, whose generous contribution Friday morning got us to our initial goal: our fleet awaits! #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.