Sometimes you come across a piece of artwork that silences and stuns the moment your eye sets upon the image:
Why?
Today is one of those days for me.

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  1. Hi Carla —
    It is a powerful image, Carla, and one that portends more pain and besieges our past — it is a perfect piece of true art. I absolutely support our troops in the field, but I do not support the false pretenses used to concoct reasons to shed American blood on foreign soil. I fear we’re in for an even bloodier slog as pride and bravado begin to drive the war and not reason and compassion.

  2. Geez on the home schooling one. I so wanted to reply but I understand why you took off the commenting feature on that one 🙂 I went to a Jewish private school until 7th grade and it was some of the worst years of my life. Public school was difficult but it was easier to adjust and deal. Anyway, sorry for getting off the subject.

  3. Geez on the home schooling one. I so wanted to reply but I understand why you took off the commenting feature on that one 🙂 I went to a Jewish private school until 7th grade and it was some of the worst years of my life. Public school was difficult but it was easier to adjust and deal. Anyway, sorry for getting off the subject.

  4. Robin —
    I like that thread you mention. Everyone was civil and it was a fascinating conversation and you handled it well. I appreciate your thoughts on homeschooling! Some threads need to end, though, because you get comment bombed by the same kind of Radicals that killed the Harriet Miers nomination.

  5. Robin —
    I like that thread you mention. Everyone was civil and it was a fascinating conversation and you handled it well. I appreciate your thoughts on homeschooling! Some threads need to end, though, because you get comment bombed by the same kind of Radicals that killed the Harriet Miers nomination.

  6. Finding the right title can be tough. I had three titles for my post today, “Iraq 2000” — but that seemed too obvious — then “A Dark Magic Number” — but that was too generic — and then “Wondering Why” — but that gave away the image.

  7. I agree a life in the military is dangerous, Joe, and your dedication to cause is honorable and inspiring. I just wish we were putting our people in danger in Iraq for a clear reason that could be articulated and never-changing.
    Do you think there will one day be a war memorial in Washington, D.C. for the Americans that died in Iraq?

  8. Hi Joe!
    It will be interesting to see how many years it takes for the open wounds of the Iraq war to heal before a substantial monument is created. I think it will take at least 10 years after we finally extricate the nation from that mess.