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It looks like our time in Afghanistan is up, at least for the present.

We are now back in Australia. We first went to Afghanistan to visit, from where we were working in India, in 1996. We went there to live in 1999, and have been there most of the time since then. It has been good, hard and mostly, a wonderful privilege. Our three kids have spent the majority of their lives there, and it has shaped them in good and holy ways.

We are grateful. We grieve also, our friends and peers who have died along the way, sometimes peacefully, but mostly violently, before their time.

We hope to go back, and live again, in the dust and the difficulty, the hope and the hardship, and the hospitality and welcome of the Afghan people.


aid worker. author. academic. baker. consultant. critic. doodler. dad. dissident. epicurean. emancipist. husband. humanitarian. intellectual. internationalist. father.philosopher. photographer. phil sparrow. peripatetic. pioneer. polyglot. reader. ruminator. runner. surfer (sort of).

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