Friday, December 30, 2005

Postcards from Marla-land

This is something I wrote... At the time. I just came across your blog tonight. Thanks for that.

Commentary: Postcards from Marla-land
Published 4/19/2005 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The news that came Saturday evening in a short phone call from a mutual friend should not have been unexpected.

Baghdad is, after all, one of the most dangerous places on Earth, and Westerners -- even those like my friend Marla Ruzicka, who was there to help ordinary Iraqis -- are targets for the Baathist insurgents and foreign jihadis.

But somehow it was impossible to believe that Marla -- bright, smiley, bouncy Marla, the Rollerblade queen of Rock Creek Park -- was dead...

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Shaun Waterman
UPI Homeland and National Security Editor