Kind of a personal post, to explain what the hell happened to me.
Well, my mother passed away Jan 2 in Texas, quite throwing me into anger and fright. I just got back recently form the event, and am still processing the situation. All I can say is it sucks.
Further sucking is the move to increase US troops. My mom's family and my dad's contributed a lot and continue to contribute to the US military-- and I think they'd be pissed off as hell at the events. I feel more than ever the need to push for peace and understanding, or at least another way to approach the world this year than "amorphous us versus amorphous them".
Peace to y'all this year--