Numbers mean nothing.  You can hear about how many “troops” die, but it’s really hard to grasp that a “troop” is a person, and how many people die for a “cause.” Visiting Arlington National cemetery, and seeing the rows upon rows of white graves, knowing that it is but a small number of the men and women who have died in war is… sobering.


lonely leaves

Seems like autumn has peaked and we’re now headed quickly towards bare trees around here…  Occasionally, you can still find an isolated leaf.  Here are a few of my favorites of the season (so far…)