Personal update of Dallanta, the lost blogger


A few years ago, I read a book by Louis L’Amour called “The Walking Drum.”  Actually, I have read it several times over the years.  I love the book, what can I say.  So, the name of this blog reflects the overall premise behind that book (my opinion) and my attitude toward many things.

 It has been a long time and much has changed in my life since I last posted anything here.  For the last year, I have been working in Afghanistan.  Most of the blogging sites and Face book and My Space…. are all blocked content.  I just realized that my blogs were no longer blocked.  I had a good job in the states and I liked my job.  Trouble was, like many people, I did not have enough money to pay off bills.  They were killing us. That was the primary reason to come over here.  One other reason is that I wanted one more adventure?  before I got too old for it.  I discovered that I am not too old for it.  In fact, on some mornings, I have stood outside in the dark watching the sun come up on the Hindu Kush and thinking that this is what I do, this is what I have missed over all those years.    I know, only a complete idiot would think like that.  Who on earth would volunteer for a war zone in the middle of nowhere land and like his work?    I work 7 days a week and 12 hours each day.  They are lonely, long, sometimes cold and sometimes hot, really wet and dry as a bone. The dust storms are blinding, you cannot breath through the dust sometimes, and the ice and snow block off all movement.  Periodically the taliban throw mortars or rockets at us just to let us know they are there, and I love it all.  It is what I do.

  Some of the guys here complain all day about how bad it is and wonder if the money is worth it.  I have seen several people quit over the last year because of the living conditions and the danger.  I seem to be thriving on it though.  I hated my desk jobs in the states. They bored me to no end. And oh yes, they pay me dearly for this too.    Last week, I had my one year anniversary here. I am planning for two or three years here, but we will see how that goes.   This blog is not about me.  The remainder of my blogs will be about America, Islam, terrorists, treason, the Constitution, whatever.  Yes, another political blog from a patriotic right wing gun owner; not to be confused with a left wing extremist.

  I welcome anyone to respond, even if you disagree.  But don’t think for a moment that you will convert me to any liberal socialist causes or viewpoints.

Published in: on December 14, 2009 at 11:33 am  Leave a Comment  

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