Closing in on the finish of the novel. I will be SO happy to send this in to my agent and my editor!
Read Ted Rall's blog. Unlike most of the rest of the complainers I know, this guy has real guts. He's a journalist with brass cannonballs and is actually in Afghanistan right now doing some on the ground research and reporting. He did this once before and now he's at it again. All on money he raised himself, as no USA "news" organization is willing to fund a real journalist who will speak the truth.
You can read some of the stuff he's posting as he travels across that war-ravaged land here.