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Massachusetts Paul and Typhoid Linny

The day started out pretty decent enough. The dust was sluggish. The surveillance blimp looked especially crisp and white in…

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Afghan Idol

4 March, Thursday night: weekend in Kabul. German, Nasr, and I are sitting around in the upstairs living room drinking…

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Is it me, or is this hotel moving?

27 or 28 February: I fail to fully enjoy my first earthquake by sleeping through most of it, then waking…

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Kabul Cassanova, or, How I got my status as the second wife-

Day Twenty-three: My plans to secure a gym membership are entirely thwarted when suicide bombers blow up my prospective gym.…

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News from Chicken Street…

I took up residence in a hotel around the corner from chicken street. I guess I’ve been here about five…

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A little flashback-

Day Zero (2 Feb 2010 or somewhere around there): My Afghan visa arrives in the mail. I’m mystified that these…