Monthly Archives: June 2012

Work as play

It’s fascinating to see kids at play; especially in societies where those kids cannot afford XBoxes or other modern amenities.  It’s most interesting to note that to a child, their “work” is play.  And what kids most want to play … Continue reading

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Afghan Chips Burgar, or “Are you seriously going to eat that?”

Afghan Chips Burgar, or “Are you seriously going to eat that?”. Some people think I am completely insane for a) living and working in Afghanistan and b) eating street food in Afghanistan.  Afghan Chips Burgar is amazingly delicious, if you … Continue reading

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Afghan Chips Burgar, or “Are you seriously going to eat that?”

That’s right.  It’s not burGER, it’s burGAR. And it is nothing like the American hamburger, in fact it resembles most closely a gyro or doner flatbread sandwich. It looks disgusting and tastes wonderful. You start with an extra thin na’an, … Continue reading

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Last week I posed a question to readers of this blog.  That question was, what would you like to see in the next clip I roll out?  Just under half of those responding…

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I just wrote an article on Mizan District for a customer. I am impressed by this individual’s pictures of Mizan.

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Roast Corn

In Afghanistan, there is nothing better than roadside made roast corn. While you can get field corn, steamed in a big cauldron, and rubbed with a three day old lemon and coated with a spicy powdered mixture, (as an Iowa … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Bridging War and Hope:
CPT Jenna Carlson, Minnesota National Guard, Zabul Agribusiness Development Team CPT Jenna Carlson of Oakdale, Minn. is deployed to Shahr-e Safa in Zabul Province in southeastern Afghanistan.  She is the officer-in-charge at a…

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