"Finally, I suspect that it is by entering that deep place inside us where our secrets are kept that we come perhaps closer than we do anywhere else to the One who, whether we realize it or not, is of all our secrets the most telling and the most precious we have to tell." Frederick Buechner
Come in! Come in!
"If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a Hope-er, a Pray-er, a Magic Bean buyer; if you're a pretender, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!" -- Shel Silverstein
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
WAGES OF WAR
Projected total cost of medical care for U.S. veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Ration of this expense to total military spending on both wars to date
1 in 4:
Chance that an Iraq war veteran who has served two or more tours now has post-traumatic stress disorder
Number of confirmed suicides in U.S. Army in 2006
Harper's Magazine (February) as reported in Christian Century, March 25, 2008