Afghanistan: fantasies, fears, foibles and facts

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Wanted Dead or Alive

The archetypal Western movie, “Gunfight at the OK Corral” was based on a 30-second gun battle in the aptly-named town of Tombstone between the Earp …
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Coffee, tea and cocoa

Coffee, Tea or Me Too?

In my Grandmother’s house, we always had three kinds of “tea”. The choices were green tea, coffee tea and cocoa tea. Sometimes, for a treat, …
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Here Come the Judges!

Trinidad Carnival 2014 has ended and in listening to how much money the winners of the various contests had scored, I immediately thought about the …
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Marley, Miller and Bishop

Sometimes our sense of superiority might be totally misplaced. My second-best example is a story from my youth. Some of my friends worked in Sam’s …
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