Middle of the road

Not as blah day.

Not as blah day.

The air has warmed again, staying tepid, at an unusual temperate temperature for the region.

We’re behind in our rain – apparently very far behind.  No complaints here, though.  No rain means little mud, which I’m all for. Were I to run for office here, it would definitely be on a no-rain platform.  That, and a “How about we not bomb the Americans?” vibe.  Good stuff.

Things have settled in to a day-in day-out sort of operation.  It’s a normal thing, I hear, to hit this hum-drum lull at month four or five – where you’re far enough in to the year to be established, but shy of the half-way mark.

The first go-‘rounders of people who went on R&R leave are coming back.  “It was harder to come back the second time,” many have said.  They’re already shuffling along with long faces.  With nine straight months of Iraq to wear through now that their break is spent, I hope they can manage.

I’m hard at work on the first edition of the brigade newsletter.  I’ll be sure to post a link for the .pdf once I finish.

While at first I was ready to part the waters with its magnificence, the lackadaisical enthusiasm from the command has reserved me to produce a simple, clean publication.

They didn’t want it at all, so I won’t bear my soul to make it divine, but I’m sure it’ll be a solid contender with most other Army pubs.  Just being consistent with a design is half the battle in making something well received in the journalism community.  I’ll be eager to hear what you all think.

Being “brilliant” at something seems to involve nothing more than a mastery of the basics – be it grammar, public speaking, or firing a rifle.

So the newsletter will be a tad blaaah, in keeping with the recent motif of the camp.


About salemonz

Born in San Diego, Calif. Raised as a Navy Brat, I jumped ship and crossed over to the Army. Served as an enlisted journalist for a bunch of years, then helped the DoD figure out what the hell to do with social media. After the Army, now I drift down the river of life, trying not to be a jerk.

4 responses to “Middle of the road”

  1. BourbonBird says :

    Just make sure that you don’t go stagnant when everything around you does. 😐

    Happy New Year, Bruvva.

  2. Kenny Harbolt says :

    When are you going to complete Josh Salmons: The Communist Manifesto 2nd Edition? Will it only be available in Iraq. I loved Josh Salmons: The Bible As It Ain’t. Nice tan!

  3. salmons says :

    Kenny?!? Good gawd, this blog this is a sure-fire way of finding all the lost friends from years past! How’s the life, bro? I’ll fire off an email in a bit!

  4. finch says :

    josh – check the ROK Steady – lemme know what you think dude…everything is all finch all the time…my first official go at a complete magazine…bong!

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