Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Bitter Cold Day In Kabul.

KABUL - Not much to do at the moment but hunker down with a cup of tea, get acclimatized, and let the day go by slowly. Out to the old haunts tonight.

Here's a Globe and Mail review for your entertainment:

The Island of Canada

Reviewed by Terry Glavin

This could have been a whole book about pirates.

For much of the 17th and 18th centuries, Canada's Atlantic coast was seething with all sorts of seaborne blackguards, and indeed, The Island of Canada started out as a book about their exploits.

There is for, instance, the astonishing story of the warlord Peter Easton, master of 1,500 men and an entire navy of pirate ships that he commanded from his fortified redoubt at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. Easton once set out in his flagship, the Happy Adventure, at the head of a fleet of 10 heavily armoured vessels and captured El Morro Castle in Puerto Rico. . .


Blogger Raphael Alexander said...

That vendor really seems to be eying you with suspicion, Terry. lol

9:39 AM  
Blogger J. L. Krueger said...

Hey Terry,
Good to "see" you're back in town. I'm winding down my two years here next month. I'm hoping to be back next year for another 9 - 12 months.

I suppose those who haven't been here and actually developed relationships with the people would wonder about wanting to be in Afghanistan. But I know that you know the feeling.

5:35 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Howdy J.L.

If you've got time when I've got time we should hoist one. terry dot glavin at gmail dot com.

5:44 AM  
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12:51 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Even here, I have to waste my time deleting comments from antisemitic homophobes.

6:47 PM  

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