Journal of a Brown Sand Sailor
Copyright © 2006-2010 Timothy L. Francis

Phase Two (2010)

Al Asad. Iraq
July 29, 2010 -- Mirror Image: A different Iraqi Tale


May 7, 2010 -- Cruelty and Injustice (graphic content)

March 30, 2010 -- Out The Gate

Al Asad. Iraq
March 18, 2010 -- Al Asad Arrival

San Diego, CA
March 1, 2010 -- San Diego

Resources and Links
General info about Al Asad Airbase
Weather forecast (#1) for Al Asad Airbase
Weather forecast (#2) for Al Asad Airbase
Maps and photos of Al Asad Airbase

Phase One (2006 - 2007)

Kuwait
May 25, 2007 -- Final Notes Written in Kuwait

Norfolk, VA
March 1, 2007 -- Civilization at Last!

Baghdad, Iraq
February 17, 2007 -- Off to Baghdad!

Basrah, Iraq
February 8, 2007 -- Stop the Presses!
January 25, 2007 -- Ground Hog Days
January 11, 2007 -- Kuwait Naval Base & NY Times irritation
January 1, 2007 -- Urban Renewal
December 28, 2006 -- Midnight Mass
December 25, 2006 -- Happy Christmas
December 23, 2006 -- Fog and Water
December 22, 2006 -- Oil Platforms
December 17, 2006 -- I'd of preferred John McCain...
December 17, 2006 -- VIP's
December 11, 2006 -- DanCon March
December 8, 2006 -- Thanksgiving Message
December 7, 2006 -- Basrah Sights this Time of Year
December 7, 2006 -- Packages!
December 7, 2006 -- Iraq Update
November 24, 2006 -- Thanksgiving Day
November 22, 2006 -- The Shrine
November 21, 2006 -- An Appeal for Coffee
November 18, 2006 -- Sisyphus?
November 12, 2006 -- Back in Iraq
November 10, 2006 -- Bitterweet Day
October 10, 2006 -- Funny Story
October 6, 2006 -- Italian Style
September 29, 2006 -- Profanosaurus
September 27, 2006 -- You Can Lead a Horse to Water (Addendum)
September 21, 2006 -- You Can Lead a Horse to Water
September 15, 2006 -- Ultimate Frsibee in Iraq
September 15, 2006 -- Visit to Shaiba
September 9, 2006 -- Thanks for the Packages
September 8, 2006 -- RAF Humour
September 6, 2006 -- Mad Dogs and Englishmen
September 6, 2006 -- A Ride In The Sun
September 3, 2006 -- Just One Of Those Days
August 28, 2006 -- Air conditioning, Romanians & groundhog day
August 8, 2006 -- Salt
August 5, 2006 -- Acronyms
August 4, 2006 -- A long rambling, philosophical
July 27, 2006 -- A Night Out at Basra Palace
July 17, 2006 -- "Foreign" News Update
July 12, 2006 -- Camel Sign
July 11, 2006 -- The Tank
July 10, 2006 -- The Dark Tower
July 5, 2006 -- Fourth of July
July 3, 2006 -- The Hamadan Decision
June 23, 2006 -- Seven Pillars of Wisdom
June 22, 2006 -- World Cup
June 19, 2006 -- Understanding Basrah
June 17, 2006 -- Village Pond
June 14, 2006 -- Saladins’ Fort
June 12, 2006 -- Guest Workers
June 11, 2006 -- Brits
June 3, 2006 -- Oil Flares
June 2, 2006 -- Creature Comforts
May 29, 2006 -- Kuwait
May 28, 2006 -- Friendship
May 24, 2006 -- Home
May 22, 2006 -- Lawrence
May 20, 2006 -- Basra
May 19, 2006 -- Mailing Address
May 18, 2006 -- Arrival
May 16, 2006 -- Baghdad, Iraq
May 14, 2006 -- Kuwait
May 8, 2006 -- Kuwait
May 8, 2006 -- Flying Over South Carolina, USA
May 2, 2006 -- Camp McCready, South Carolina, USA
April 27, 2006 -- Camp McCready, South Carolina, USA
April 22, 2006 -- Norfolk, VA, USA

Tim's Recommended Blogs
The Belmont Club
Miserable Donuts

Resources
Current Weather in Basra, Iraq (CNN.com)
Current Weather in Basra, Iraq (Weather.com)
Current Time in Basra, Iraq
General information about Iraq
New York Times Iraq Web Site
Map Of South Iraq

Email Addresses
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