I tiptoed around it for weeks, waiting until I had my ticket and visa in hand to make an announcement on Twitter, but here it is at long last. I’m due to arrive in Kabul next Thursday morning and will spend several months working for a research organization.
Needless to say, I’ll be back blogging regularly here and this blog will undergo some changes as I make an effort to take it more seriously.
My press accreditation for the intergovernmental event on Jan. 28 was revoked for reasons unknown, but I attended everything else. Posts from the conference here, and more forthcoming.
I am not an expert on anything, and certainly not on Afghanistan. But I’m flattered nonetheless.
This blog isn’t dead. I haven’t been posting regularly because I’m going through some transitions (positive ones) in my personal and professional life. One of these transitions is directly attributable to my blogging here over the past year.
So, stay tuned. Exciting announcements soon.
Can everyone email their phone numbers to me at Transitionland[at]gmail[dot]com?
I’ll respond back with mine.
This is actually going to happen, and I’m so excited!
Place: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe in Washington, DC. [Google map]
Time: 7pm sound alright to everyone?
Who will be there (the list thus far):
I’m sad that Jeff, Michael and Texas in Africa can’t make it this time. Together, we aid-dev-hr bloggers have formed a quirky little virtual community over the past couple of years (and especially over the last 12 months), and I suspect this meetup will be the first of many.
If you want in, just add yourself in the comments below.
This could have been another #whennottotweet, but journalist Felix Kuehn was far enough away from the actual blast to be ok.
The blast I am referring to is the bombing that killed 41 people in Kandahar yesterday. Felix live-tweeted it.
Tweeting a bombing.
Please, lovelies, use the comments to work out the details. Twitter isn’t conducive to event-planning.
You've been warned.
What we’re got so far:
Location: Somewhere in DC (Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe has my vote. LOVE their pies.)
Date: Between Sept 18th and 20th. (Saturday night –the 19th– is best for me, because I have to fly in Friday night.)
Who: So far: @mycountryhome @alanna_shaikh @transitionland @ryanbriggs @chrisalbon @TalesFromthHood @endhumantraffic @willtownes Others are certainly welcome to join in. Michael and Michelle, I’m looking at you. Amanda and Kate, you also.
Scenario 1: A possible attack on the US Embassy in Kabul.
At least this one wasn’t real.