No matter where I travel, one thing is for certain - a smile is universal. I may not be able to speak certain languages, or have the time to chat about the weather, but I have found that something as simple as a smile can convey a vast amount of information and meaning about a person, place or a situation.
Many of my coworkers thought that I may have been in the sun too long when I explained how much I loved Afghanistan. I do; I truly love Afghanistan. I may not like the politics
If you managed to read my last blog regarding the cultures of the world, you my notice an underlying fact that I'm a bleeding heart when it comes to children. When I hear of conflict, poverty or disaster in this world, my thoughts go immediately to the children then the parents.
While I was in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2004, I was walking back to my hotel on my last evening before going into Afghanistan. As I walked by a park, I noticed movement in the darkness near a statue. There
After spending three years in Afghanistan, I often wonder what became of the Afghan people I used to photograph. Regardless of what one hears on the sensationalist front, I still find it difficult to believe that people generally want to 'hate' just for something to do.
I saw many smiles in Afghanistan. I also saw many tears, and perhaps some were my own. Having the opportunity to go into the villages with various units, I saw first-hand how the Afghans like to interact with those
Ok, besides missing my family, there is one other thing I am missing in my life... My bike.
It's a beauty eh? My crimson demin 2008 Harley-Davisdon Street Bob. We became very good pals when I was in Kuwait. We would go on early morning rides around the coastal areas and on the occasional long ride up the highways.
When I rode my bike, I felt as if nothing else mattered in the world, other than my family of course. I was my own person, and I was anchored down by no
One morning I got up early and drove down the hill to the lake. I look for spectacular sunrise and sunsets on the clearest of days. Even days with fog and haze can provide the opportunity for a scenic photo.
I miss home... but I will be there soon enough. I'm happy to be where I am for the moment, making peace at the top of the world.
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