While deployed to Baghdad during the summer of 2006, I found solace at "The Oasis" a serve-it-yourself plywood coffee bar located on a concrete patio outside the base chapel. I stopped at the java sanctuary each morning before 0600, sat at a table with a cup of joe, and wrote in my journal before trudging on to a twelve hour shift in Supply. What follows are a few choice excerpts from my journal.
"Baghdad Babble--Deb Hamilton,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol1/iss1/8