I don’t have anything against Dollar General. In fact, I did much of my childhood shoplifting there. But I only stopped at the discount store after finding my usual grocer was out toilet paper.
As I searched, I noticed a few four-packs strewn around a sparse shelf. I mall-walked to the back, avoiding eye contact with fellow shoppers.
It felt like I was back in 1996 hunting for Tickle Me Elmos.
Not long after that the governor signed a stay-at-home order. Then the furloughs started. Those furloughs became permanent for many friends and colleagues.
After mass lay-offs and few job…
Old and young intertwine through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Modern government buildings reflect the morning sunlight while the aged mosques soak it in.
The tried and true camel hauls supplies down the street, weaving around diesel pick-up trucks.
Fighter jets and bombers sit at the air force base, like sentries guarding the ancient mountainscape in the distance.
Women can wear skirts and get an education, and boys and girls attend classes together.