Thursday, December 28, 2006


"If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."
Thomas Paine

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
John Adams

David was only ten days old when I was activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom. As painful as it is sometimes, my favorite leisure time activity here is watching the DVDs of David that my wife sends me each month.

G-d willing this will be the first and last birthday of his that I miss, and that he will never have to miss one of his childrens' birthdays due to similar circumstances.