fallen

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.

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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…)