A man walks into a hotel lobby in Kabul and says, “Can you hold onto this stick for me?”
I’m not even starting a joke here!
Rick the Journalist has returned from shooting his piece on the Shinwari tribe for Al Jazeera bearing a magic stick they gifted him. As he can’t easily leave the country with something that could be used to beat a fellow passenger into submission, I agreed to hold onto the souvenir until he returns to Afghanistan in three weeks.
I don’t really understand the properties of a magical stick, and so far both google and the stick have revealed little to me. Will update the blog as more information becomes available.