Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rest and Relaxation.

I am away from Afghanistan and (perhaps even better) giving my laptop a rest for the next two weeks or so, for my first R&R/vacation since starting the job as a contract worker under the US Air Force. I will be traveling throughout the trip, and since I made the decision not to bind myself …Read more…

DUST: Pedology 101, Part II – Just add water.

In the first half of this post, I explored my limited familiarity of Afghanistan’s pedology—the physical characteristics of the soil that allow scientists to place regions into different taxonomies, governed at least in part by a variety of temperature and moisture regimes. Without using any more terms that strain my word processor’s spell check feature, …Read more…