Friday, December 25, 2009
Hope everyone has a great holiday, and that you're not reading blogs today! I'm off to the airport for try number two at getting out of this joint. On the bright side, when I finally do get where I'm going, there'll be a big, fat turkey waiting for me. (To eat, obviously.)
Spare a thought today for those soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and other individuals spread to hell and gone, separated from their families, doing their duty. It's not just the grunts in Helmand and Baghdad, but the submariners at sea, the guy in blue sitting at a terminal under the mountains somewhere looking after a missile silo, and the folks manning a PRT in Zabul province. I've got my fingers crossed for a safe Christmas for everyone, but more than anything I feel gratitude to those folks for leaving their families to do important work.
Happy holidays, whatever you're celebrating. See you in the new year.