Commentary

Honduras – Dulia

I heard my wife outside the clinic door asking “what happened.” Since we were accustomed to seeing any number of maladies and nasties, that question in our rural clinic didn’t necessarily mean anything significant. I walked out of our pharmacy and headed for the door. As I opened the screen that headed to the waiting…

Pakistan – Sympathy in Short Supply

The devastating earthquake in Pakistan’s northern mountains is turning into one of the toughest relief operations the world has ever known. Nearly 80,000 are thought to have died and many more are slowly succumbing to starvation, injuries and exposure to freezing temperatures and torrential rain. There has been a fair amount of idiotic political posturing…

Urartu Mehmet

Mustafa Kusman at Cavustepe. The small carpark on top of the hill, at the Urartian fortress ruins at Cavustepe, offers an impressive panorama of the surrounding countryside. A lush green plain, between two ridges, is laid out at our feet, sparsely punctuated with the occasional Kurdish village. A small hut at the entrance to the…