my phone is having some trouble or i would have uploaded the photo that goes with the title of this post. i went to visit my brother on the military base in idaho with 7 of my nieces and nephews. my brother leaves for duty in three weeks. i was really struck with the multiple realities of war when i saw a poster on the bulletin board titled no soldier stands alone prevent suicide be willing to help. i love my brother very much and will miss him this next year. he has always been supportive of me even if he has disagreed with my choices and so must i of him. i can only hope that all of this has some bigger meaning than i am capable of understanding in this life. he showed us the vehicle he’ll be spending a majority of his time in the next year with 8 other grown men. it made me feel like my tiny bedroom is a mansion compared to it.