Beware the vultures

Toward the end of our stay in Ikland, a young Ik man - we'll call him 'J' - came to visit us. As was his way, he failed to come when I had asked him to and instead showed up on his own timetable, at an hour that I found quite inconvenient. Our mismatched schedules …

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War

An ex-Army Ranger once told me: "You're a wartime general in a peacetime army." I feel less like a general and more like a lower-ranking soldier, but his statement resonates with me. It's true: I feel like a highly-trained commando who did a few tours, got wounded in combat, and is now recovering back at …

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