Gerry's been in Mississippi all week with a National Guard unit that he is embedded with. They are training for deployment to Iraq, and Gerry will go over in July to follow up with them. This is a pretty cool story, two reporters are following a group of soldiers and their families and they will all be blogging and doing an online based story for the next year. Gerry is the photographer assigned because he covers Ft. Bragg and Camp LeJeune as well as any military goings on in NC. He was in Iraq in 2005 and it was not a bit fun for me. I'm not really excited about another trip, but this is what he does. The only clay related thing about this post is that last time he was in Iraq, we lived in Charlotte and I was on my way over to Clayworks and heard a report on NPR that two photojournalists had been killed that morning in southern Iraq, and that was where he was. I was a wreck all morning but all of the great people at Clayworks were reassuring me and offering support and I will always remember their kindness.
The only thing that kept my mind off of worrying was to get on the wheel and try to center some clay.