A child and a mother look at a piece of abstract architecture. "Mommy whats that?" "Art," she says. End of conversation, beginning of ignorance. It's not art. Or at least for the kid there is a better way to describe strange things. A small child doesn't have the faculties to create abstract categories, and would … Continue reading Art? Boring. Artist? Weird.
(Entry 16) This tent is different. Three rickety metal poles plot a crooked row between a disarray of cots. There are unkempt and suspicious looking local nationals, civilians, soldiers sleeping on them. Some of them two to a cot (local nationals). Most of them don't have sheets. A sign on the double-door cooler next to … Continue reading 12. Grenades, cigarettes, or melons
2300 "All things, except salt and water comes from agriculture. You know that?" George, a contractor who works with us, is almost 60. This man has been on base for over a year. He's on the home stretch, but he's got 8 months to go. He works next to me, and finds it easy to … Continue reading 8. The sweeter side of work