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.