My appointment today was at Walter Reed/Bethesda. The young corpsmen were pretty subdued today. The Navy Yard shooting, while at the other end of DC, was a little too close to home. They're saying, "We expect to go in harm's way when we go abroad, but here at home, by one of our own? That's hard to take." It's similar to what the young Army folks were asking after Hasan Nidal forfeited all of his credentials as a healer and brutally slaughtered young men and women who were in a medical facility, preparing to deploy to lands far away in order to protect and serve people who weren't even Americans. It's not rational, so no amount of examining can make it something we can understand.
Then another sad show I heard yesterday. http://thelistproject.org/
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