Dagaal waa ka-dare, bro. (War is worse, bro.)
-- San Diego youth varient of Somali proverb
Since arriving in San Diego I have worked closely with the Somali community to responsibly document and represent life in Mogadishu. As security deteriorated, the project eventually turned to a set of methodological questions relevant to the study of political behavior: How to make responsible inferences about non-response and "Refuse to Answer" patterns with telephone data collected amidst ongoing war.