A whirlwind weekend- got to go home, see my nephew off to the Navy, appeared at a wedding, and got my truck fixed. 700+ miles later, here I am back on board.
If you want an amazing and striking read, check out Will (of TUGSTER fame)'s new blog MY BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY , and excerpts from what will eventually be a remarkable book, where he publishes notes from his diary during his time as a hostage and involuntary human shield during the first Gulf War.
Seriously, go check it out. Come back here in a few days after you do.