12. Grenades, cigarettes, or melons

(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

11. The Superbowl on AFN

Feb 8th, 2010 (Entry 15) In Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," the WWI soldiers had their horse races to watch. We've got our football games. But out here, the sports aren't aired on the high-production networks that sponsor them, such as NBC, Fox, or ESPN, they're aired with homegrown military programming on AFN. AFN: The … Continue reading 11. The Superbowl on AFN