Monthly Archives: February 2009

Testosterone Poisoning

I’m in a camp filled with men yet whenever I need my furniture moved or a bungee cord or my door rigged there is not a single male to be found. My mate Kate has the same problem. My trailer … Continue reading

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A Long Way to Go

“If we give the money to the widows, they will spend it unwisely because they are uneducated and they don’t know about budgeting. But if we find her a husband, there will be a person in charge of her and … Continue reading

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Had It My Way

Things in Basra continue to roll along. Pretty much routine. The break from the routine was when one of the PSD units went up to the American Base in Talil and brought me back a Whopper from Burger King. It … Continue reading

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More Violence in Iraq

The camp was crowded for several days because all the PSDs (Personal Security Details) were on lockdown due to the celebration following the 40 holy days of Muharrum, 40 day of mourning to mark the anniversary of the seventh-century death … Continue reading

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Incoming Direct Fire

Last night I was in the middle of my workout, plodding along on the treadmill, when the gentleman who I was sharing the gym with stopped what he was doing and went to the door and listened. “What is it?” … Continue reading

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The Phelps Controversy BIG SIGH . . .

Everyone keeps talking about the Phelps bong photo and everyone has opinion that they think matters, the truth is, that there are only four groups opinions who matter in all of this and they are: 1. The governing body for … Continue reading

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The morning wake up call

Lately in the morning they are testing what sounds like the Phalanx Weapon’s Systems. It sounds like rapid machine gun fire and it’s very disconcerting, it sort of gives you shivers up your spine. Things continue fairly routinely, currently we … Continue reading

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