Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Tuesday, March 16, 2004  

War is not only hell, it is unbearably sad

From Citizen Smash (via Hugh Hewitt)

BOB ZANGAS was killed last Wednesday in an ambush south of Baghdad. He was a Marine Corps Reservist working in a civilian capacity for the Coalition Provisional Authority.

Bob was a military blogger. This was his last entry.

What a fine young man. These deaths simply break my heart, and I wish I could exchange places with them. The country's loss of such heroes is greater than we know. God have mercy on the families who have lost their loved ones, and God bless those lost or wounded.

Bob was a guitar player.

We work just about every day here with no "day off." And, if we do take a day off, there is nowhere to really go. So it only means that we don't sit in our office in front of our computer all day. Some people would rather work because there is not much else to do. (I, on the other hand, have plenty of things to do to keep me entertained—guitar, exercising, this web site are just a few things.) We don't leave the campus. So, it isn't like you can escape to a park or go shopping, fishing, out to dinner, etc. Most of us have room mates; so there is no going to your room to escape other people. Don’t get me wrong, for the most part we all get along. There are about 250 of us here: Americans, British, Scottish, Australian, Polish, and a few Texans. We all hang out together. But there is really not much of a choice in the matter. We work, eat and relax with each other. Most people work day and night, 7 days a week. Relaxing usually includes talk of work. If you are a workaholic, this is a workaholic's paradise! I do work quite a bit. But I am also getting good at playing my guitar.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:24 AM |