Live from Baghdad

My adventures in Iraq.

Monday, March 27, 2006


Looks like my two former rugby teams, the Santa Monica Dolphins and the New Haven All-Blacks, are making a run for the USA Rugby National Playoffs. Santa Monica is the defending Division I national champion, while New Haven is a former Div II champion and an up-and-coming Div I contender.

Perhaps one of the hardest things about being over here is being painfully aware of the march of time. While this has been a once in a lifetime experience (okay, I guess twice in a lifetime), I realize that I have missed so much. From a national championship, to watching my nephews grow up, to helping my wife through graduate school - these experiences and others are the real sacrifices of being over here.

As usual, my apologies for the lack of posts but you can always check out for Susan's regular reports and great pictures.