Bryant, Culhane, Maw’eid, and Dave put Noel Rassam’s ashes in the biodigester at the US Consulate in Kurdistan

April 20, 2013

After the midnight build of a Solar CITIES modified ARTI  biodigester in Erbil, Kurdistan tonight, during my last night in Iraq with new friends Maw’eid and Bryant and Dave (construction, security and IT professionals), we said prayers in Arabic and English and each put some of my Iraqi grandfather’s ashes in the tank so that his spirit may live on with the humblest yet most impactful of God’s creation, the Archaea, helping guide their transformations toward the renewal of this proud and ancient civilization.