Sunday, February 25, 2007

Cross-country skiing in Iraq

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - The American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race was held in Hayward, Wisconsin yesterday, and two Minnesota National Guard solders competed from Iraq (I'm not making this up).

Here is a link to the story on SkinnySki.Com:

For readers that don't know me personally: I used to be a serious cross-country ski racer and was once a member of the US junior national biathlon team myself, and I have also competed in "the Birkie" several times.

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Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)

Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: