Thursday, March 15, 2007

Talks and slideshows

UPDATED March 15th

I'm planning to do a series of slide shows and talks about my Iraq trip for interested readers and families. The plan is for a very informal slide and video presentations followed by a Question & Answer session.

Currently planned dates and locations:

Wednesday, March 7th 6:00pm at Digineer in Plymouth. This is primarily intended for my Digineer co-workers, but I'm sure we can make room for a few extras. Email me for details.

Saturday, March 10th 5:00pm in Grand Marais, Minnesota. 4-H Building. Earlier start time planned to avoid conflicts with other community events that day.

Thursday, March 22nd 7:00pm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Linden Hills Community Center. This is the come one, come all, open to the public show in Minneapolis. Please send me an email if you plan on attending, so we have some idea how many chairs to setup.

Saturday, March 31st 12:oopm in Alexadria, Minnesota. We will be in the lower level of the Eagles on North Nokomis in Alexandria. A luncheon will be served promptly at 11:30 with Eric’s presentation starting at noon. We will have a donation box to help defray the cost of the luncheon which is suggested at $5 per adult and $2 for the kids that come along.

Sunday, April 1st 1:00pm in Minneapolis. Twin Cities Bravo Family Readiness Group meeting. This is for family members of soldiers, I'm not sure if it's going to be open to the public or not.

Saturday, May 5th Fergus Falls. Afternoon. Location TBD.

Sunday, May 6th Crookston, Minnesota. 11:00 AM (Rescheduled from Saturday, March 31st)

Sunday, May 6th Thief River Falls. 3:00pm Location TBD.


Anonymous said...

I would be very interested in attending the one in crookston let me know what I can do to help

Robert said...

Eric, I came upon your blog while chasing down links on the Anbar Salvation Council and its Emergency Response Units. Saw that a platoon from the Minn. National Guard was at Camp Ramadi with three ERU's, then went straight to MNG website and here I am.

Great blog.

Just wanted to say keep up the great work and be safe and tell all our servicemen and women thank you, thank you, thank you.

Rock on, bro.

PS. Think you can get an interview with Shaykh Sattar Abu Risha in Ramadi? Abu Omar al-Baghdadi is trying like crazy to kill him.

Anonymous said...

Eric: Sorry we won't be here in GM when you give your talk, but Bonnie and I remain very interested in what you have done and are doing to further understanding of the whole situation for our troops.

Dick S.

Anonymous said...

Hello Eric
We enjoyed your talk and slide show it brought the war home to us. We cannot get the Iraq Interpretor Max off our minds what can be done to help him and other Iraq citzens who have helped us but who we have left stranded?
Take care
Lee & Dan

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: