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Thursday, July 20, 2006

20 July 2006, Sorry no joke today, but I do have a whatchamacallit, something like a parable. It's called "Two Wolves". One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil...It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, lies, false pride, inferiority, superiority, and ego. The other is Good...It is joy, peace, love, hope, truth, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about this for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
I believe the moral of the story is not to keep wolves as pets. Maybe they should have gotten a male and female wolf. Of course, i'm just kidding. Anyway, another scratched off the calendar, and that makes us all happy. Today was for the most part uneventful. Of course, I saw my first strecthed limousine in Kabul. Who would have guessed it. Yesterday we saw a man with a handful of helium ballons walking down Jalalabad Road. That's different. And of course, three days ago we saw a herd? of donkies running down the road in front of our camp with nobody leading them. Now back home we have pursued cows in police cars and I've seen a lot of unusual things, so typically I don't get to excited about it. But some of the things we are seeing now adays I'm having to take a double take.
Is anyone having trouble keeping up with all the passwords you have to use everyday? I am soo ready to go to a fingerprint code to get everything, the computer I'm using right now has that capability but I believe it's been disabled so that we can memorized yet another password. Of course, I could use just one password for everything, but first it's not safe, and second they all expire at different dates so by 3 months from now they are all different anyway.
There are several police officers here, and when we get together we begin the with the stories. You gotta love the stories. Some are so unbelieveable but yet we know them to be fact. It brings us closer to home. We are being told that we could be used to help train the Afghan National Police. I feel there are several problems that need to be addressed before I will assist in that mission. Of course, Mrs. Dub, I'm not volunteering for anything, and with my current position it would take an act of.....well, LTC Y. So, as long as I am not beating him badly in ping pong he may keep me around a little while longer.
For those of you outside of the Army, you may not get a whole lot out of it, but I have made contact with a fellow soldier who is stationed in Iraq right now. He has a talent for cartoons and has a series of characters that he has designed that we would recognize at any FOB (forward operating base). He has consented to allowing me to add his blog site to my links. His blog is pretty good too, and it was reading his that helped me get this one started. Please feel free to check out his sight too. It's Bob on the Fob. Bob stands for Band of Brothers.
Well, that's about it for today. Be safe and have a good day.

7 comments:

MrsDub said...

Good blog. Long, but good. With regard to training Afghan Police, you are correct in my stance on the subject. Unless they come to the base and let you train them from the comfort of your room, you may not participate. Besides, you haven't mentioned a donut shop in Afghanistan, and we all know that's where all of your training came from! You could demonstrate how to have a high speed pursuit with a "Big Gulp", or better yet, how to avoid a clothes line while on bike patrol.

thebro said...

mrsdub, you were cold with that one. Oh the memories though. Good but cold.

momathome said...

And MOM said; you better believe it. MOMat home

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