Reading the list of American Military Deaths in Iraq shows that the issue hasn't been weapons of mass destruction, so much as improvised explosive devices. Maybe now that we've had our fill of campaign and election coverage, we'll be hearing about people dying again. After reading the list and the NY Times report of a young man's suicide at Ground Zero, it's hard to think about anything else.
But the ground and trees are lightly covered with snow this morning. If I put aside the knowledge of how long winter is going to be, the view of the snow is really beautiful. It's a classic example of the need to live in the moment.