Sunday, May 24, 2009


Today I felt like I was in Panama. The angle of the sun, the quality of the light was all too familiar.
The sun was shining one moment with humidity not unlike that of the rain forest, and the next moment a torrential downpour. Then a few minutes later the sun peeks back out.
I was in the communications corps when I was in Central America and we had an incident where one of the locals hit on the idea to generate a little cash. He went out into the jungle and dug up about four hundred feet of communications cable. He then sawed the cable into short pieces and paddled away in a a small boat...actually he probably had friends and there were probably several boats because that much cable is very heavy.
Anyhow, our commander decided that we should start walking the cable route three times a week to prevent future cable thefts.
That sounded like a good idea until I realized that I was one of the walkors.
I've never been so hot in my life. Today, standing on our back deck brought back that memory.
The pattern will be here for most of the week. I'm just glad I'm not having to walk the cable route.

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