Category Archives: Central Asia

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, the day that Americans commemorate lives lost in war and combat. As in previous years, someone from Holliston has placed markers and flags along the main roads in town. Each hand-lettered sign has the name and … Continue reading

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Afghan history since 1978

If you can believe it, I once made a serious go at becoming a historian. I wanted to go to history grad school, but I hadn’t taken any coursework as an undergrad. Feeling extremely self-conscious and very far behind, I … Continue reading

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Silk Road

I have a serious fascination with South and Central Asia. You know, the -stans — Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan — plus Iran and India. This interest is part of my infatuation with the Silk Road, so I … Continue reading

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