Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A student came by this afternoon to tell me she will be absent later this month because her Dad is being called back to Baghdad much against his will. The family wants to get together before he ships out. We talked about this "back door draft" and I mentioned that some soldiers are actually suing the military in protest. I don't think her Dad will.

Her tears welled up as she walked away. I held mine back. Gnashed my teeth. Took a deep breath. I'm dying. I wished I had held her...

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