Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Putting Things in Perspective

Every once in a while you stumble upon something which forces you to reconsider your perspective on things. I just came upon a piece of news which did it for me.

Major Andrew Olmsted, a veteran Army officer and blogger, was killed yesterday in Iraq. Please understand I didn't know this guy, nor do I intend to comment on the war in Iraq.

That being said, I do want to point you to the moving, hilarious, heartbreaking essay he left to be published by a friend at his death. It is an absolute must read. When you finish, leave a comment in his memory at Obsidian Wings -- one of the many sites wrote for—and then do as he ordered. Try your best to live your life to the fullest each and every day.

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