A young man's strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk...and apparently, back again.

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Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

The details of my life are quite inconsequential, really. Summers in Rangoon...luge lessons...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Back in the USA

While I'm not quite yet in the mythic Fiddler's Green - my fellow Irishman, Sgt 1st Class Dave Thompson, and I pose by some of the FOB's new street signs a few weeks ago - I am back in the States. Sorry for the long gap in definitely would have helped to have my own laptop with me over the past couple of weeks. But I do have more to share, just as soon as I have a chance to hook up some access.

Please keep on extending all those thoughts, prayers and well-wishes that you have been to my comrades and all who continue to serve "over there." I've encouraged a couple of good guys to try blogs of their own, and will advise of that if/when it happens. As I said, there will be more to follow on this one, I promise. Thank you again to all who have followed along!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

OK, back to the current time period. I'll get those backlogged photos up at a later date, but felt the need to first show proof to my family that the flags I'll bring back were proudly flown over this FOB in Khost on Independence Day 2006.

Sgt Tim Sander is the young journalist (constantly reminding me that I've got at least a decade on many of the warriors out here) helping me raise the flag outside our operations center the other day.

Saluting Old Glory, the Marine Corps, and a job well done. I've been particularly enjoying the fact that every vehicle or runner who comes up the road sees this Marine flag, designating the location of the only one on this base. Thanks for sending them, Mom!