About

Like people before me, I went to Afghanistan and never really left. After spending more than 20 years at newspapers, I became sickened by them — and remain so. I decided to start this blog not because I think I have anything important to say, but because I just can’t get Afghanistan and its people out of my daily thoughts. Also, I’m just mad as hell and have a lot of time on my hands.

The header photo was taken by Benjamin Krain of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in October 2003. It depicts Darul Aman Palace through the window of a bombed-out bus. The donkey, cart and passengers just happened to be clacking by. The palace, which translated means “abode of peace,” lies in ruins about 10 miles outside of Kabul.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: