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After Afghanistan became a hot media topic, a serendipitous event presented me with a rare opportunity to share my experiences of the Afghanistan I had known. This was an Afghan world that was not dominated by competing warlords or Taliban. It was a simpler and less complicated country and culture - with the seeds of controversy just beginning to surface.

Katie, Chris and Greg Getting on the School Bus

In August 2002 I walked up to my mailbox one morning, beside the little-traveled road where I now live, to discover it was stuffed with two bulging manila envelopes. Phyllis had returned to Canada many years ago, but we continued to correspond. Her husband had passed away that spring, and in downsizing her possessions, she rediscovered my letters. "I have reread them," she wrote, "and thought that you - and maybe even your children - might enjoy reliving your time there."



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