Monthly Archives: October 2012

The question of Maymanah

Map Courtesy of Perry Castaneda Library “Maymanah”, in Afghanistan, is sometimes used as the concept of “protection” and “hospitality”.  It is also the name of the capital of Faryab Province in northwest Afghanistan, just across the border from Turkmenistan and … Continue reading

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Popsicles and Ice Cream

In my years living and working here, I’ve developed a definite appetite for the Afghan version of ice cream and frozen treats.  There are two kinds of frozen goodies that I love the best, though.  The first are the roadside … Continue reading

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An American University in Kabul

An American University in Kabul.

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An American University in Kabul

(I must apologize for the quality of the photographs; friend Zok was not present on this trip, so we depended on my dubious photographic skills to document…) I recently took a trip with my colleagues to talk to a man … Continue reading

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A Message From GIRoA

A Message From GIRoA.

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A Message From GIRoA

(Note to the reader: GIRoA is the acronym that means the “Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” which is Afghanistan’s proper name.) Sometimes, I am amazed at the sheer audacity of the current regime running Afghanistan.  Evidently, they really … Continue reading

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Kid’s are cute, part deux

Kid’s are cute, part deux.

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