14. Everyday

Not everyone deployed has the luxury of this consistency, but it is many deployers' experience: a mundane daily life much like that of home, constrained by circumstance. Here was mine. Or at least as much of it I'm allowed to publicly talk about. A blackberry by my head rings a default tone, and I find … Continue reading 14. Everyday

8. The sweeter side of work

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