Not a great deal happening out here. I mean, I'm sure things are happening Out There, in downtown Ramadi, but I'm feeling really insulated from all of it. I'm finding myself more and more uninterested in discussing politics or the war or whatever, because what needs to be said, has been said. The vast majority of people discussing these topics are unconvincible because they have made up their minds and nothing is going to change them.
I'm reading Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. Great book, and I love Conrad's command and use of the English language.
I'm eagerly anticipating some Amazon orders so I can get on with the serious research for my next writing project. As long as I have something entertaining to do which engages my mind, I'm happy. Right now, I'm badly bored.