Sunday, November 13, 2005

Weekend Update




Chicago






Just got back from the Windy City, I saw Kamran, my old friend from the Marines, and I met fellow blogger Awkward Silence. We visited the Art Institute of Chicago,ate Chicago style pizza and talked about the good ol' days. We walked all over the place, Anthony made new friends, oh man, It was a good weekend.




Book of the week



I am reading Eric Raymond's The Cathedral and the Bazaar, the book that helped the Open Source project get off the ground.

Iraq





Like this paiting? This is Jason, a friend and a member of my unit in Iraq, through the eyes of Steve Mumford. Yesterday I saw his new book, Baghdad Journal: An artirst in occupied Iraq , and he mentions Bravo Co. 1st/124th Infantry of the Florida National Guard. There's an essay about the Lost Platoon, one of the three platoons in our company. Even though I am not mentioned explicitly it talks about many of my friends. I was impressed by the quality of his work, Steve did not spend that much time with our unit, yet he was able to write a good description of Bravo company's days in Ramadi, and he's a decent painter too.
The Essay is online, you can read it here



More updates later. Stay tuned.

J.V.

1 comment:

Carola said...

Hi Jose,

I read Mumfords essays and saw his paintings. It is hard for me to imagine you in the mist of all that. The lighthearted nature that I assosiate with you seems out of place there. I am so glad that you are here with us and away from all that mess.