Monthly Archives: June 2013

In which fave chicken place leads me to VIP hospital treatment

….with a few not so fun bits in between, but hey! that’s life. Friend Jason, who I worked with in COB Speicher (1 km. from Tikrit, in Iraq), came for a visit, really to see his former students from Erbil … Continue reading

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Nawroz and Jli Kurdi (3 months ago)

Yep, another after-the-fact posting. ┬áLife was busy…trying to catch up on recording some of my activities now:). Nawroz is the Kurdish New Year and is held on the 1st day of spring; for anyone interested in learning a bit more … Continue reading

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Springtime Picnic in the Mountains!

The Kurds, (like the Gulf Arabs) here in Kurdistan anyway, seem to be mad for picnicking, and as soon as the warmer spring weather arrives, people from the cities make for one of the many beautiful spots in the mountains … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts, Happenings and Photos of them.

Time for an update on the blog, finally moved to action by a pledge I made with #2 (in birth order only) daughter who is the Pledgemeister (or Pledgemistress?) extraordinaire! ┬áThere, the randomness begins, having now mucked mildly – and … Continue reading

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