To highlight the sacrifices of American soldiers, I am reposting this great documentary- Baghdad ER. You can watch the film online.
Here is a great article about how the average American has become detached from the realities of this war. "While Baghdad Explodes, Americans Shop". This commentary is more relevant than ever.
Meanwhile.... the troops want to come home
A new report documents how much American troops want to come home.
I thought about visiting my fathers grave... but I think I will hold off for another day. There will be thousands of people at the cemetery tomorrow. My father died almost exactly 15 years ago (Tuesday). I have only been to the site once since, and I would prefer going without the crowds. It's bad enough that I hate cemeteries.... the crowd would make things even worse.
I may try to catch the Rib America Festival in downtown St. Louis, to take my mind off of the Worlds craziness. I'm not much of a meat eater, but I do allow myself to cheat for ribs. I can't give up ribs.
Or maybe I will take in a movie.... It has literally been a few years since I have been to a movie. Going to the movies by myself was something that I loved at one time... And now I don't get out even to do that. It's partly because undesirables took over my favorite movie theater some years ago, and they pretty much ruined that as a viable venue for peace and quiet. It's hard for me to change favorite movie spots.
I am looking forward to seeing the new Michael Moore film... since I love documentaries, especially documentaries on issues important to me.