Of course I support the troops. Please folks. Of course I support the troops. My meditation on violence and killing aside, these are people who volunteered to do a dirty job, and who are out there in unimaginable conditions. May they all be safe. May they behave with honor. May they be a beacon of hope to those ordinaray Iraquis they encounter. I have enormous faith in ordinary Americans. It’s our regime I distrust. It’s the civilian command I distrust.
All that aside, today is a day for gardening. I have raised beds to dig out and build. I have peonies that need cages to protect them from the dogs. My last seed order arrived yesterday, and it’s time to start tomatoes and herbs and flowers so that in a month, when our “official” last frost date passes, I can start putting them out. Seeds of hope here in southwestern Montana.