Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here or there

Two powerful bombs went off in Algiers today, one in the same neighborhood as the palace I recently lived in. The death toll is undetermined yet, but heading toward 50. We have gotten word that all our friends are OK, but they heard or felt the blasts.

How ironic that the disruptive move out of one villa into another actually brought the program closer to the site of the next explosion.

It all seems very far away. As we sat around the conference room today for a celebratory lunch of all my Bosnian favorites from burek and mushrooms in sour cream to baklava,(marking our new award), Del and I couldn't help thinking about what a very different kind of day we might be having.

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