Ground's eye view - Raw and clear, and not ordinary

smiths-meat.jpgQuite often, I wonder that my reading blogs in addition to newspapers, and books - what purpose does it really serve other than? - is voyeurism or massaging the self-absorbed or subjecting yourself to just plain bad writing. However, amidst the deafening noise I have always thought there is a poetry and honesty in unedited thoughts in people's expression formed day-to-day and when their ideas are still in flux. Then you come across a blog that makes you validate in reading a man's view - raw and clear, and not ordinary.

Let me please introduce you CBFTW, a soldier in the Stryker Brigade in Iraq from San Francisco, has a blog called MY WAR - Killing Time in Iraq through Chris Vallance from BBC-Radio Five Live and ourMedia.

CBFTW describes his blog as "This website is privately operated and is designed to provide personal information, views and commentary about the authors experiences in Iraq and elsewhere..."

And from Kurt Vonnegut :

"My War by Colby Buzzell is nothing less than the soul of an extremely interesting human being at war on our behalf in Iraq."

Here is a man who has something in common with Ernest Hemingway.