Sunday, May 17, 2009


If you've never seen a T-wall before, come to Iraq. We have plenty.

It would amaze you how quickly you come to miss green grass, trees and everything else you expect to see in Minnesota. If you can, imagine a place void of plant life, fresh air and quiet nights. This is our home. What could be a still night is filled with the constant rumble of diesel generators and the rank smell of sewage. A few days ago I saw a row of palm trees and so badly wanted to pull over and enjoy the deep green color of their leaves. Sometime we'll have time, not today.