It's that time again. Time for me to look back on my posts from the year and pull out those that were memorable or interesting. I don't have any illusions that you'll click through - I'm not that great a writer - but maybe these will jog some good memories. Unfortunately, they'll also jog some bad ones, which is why I'm dreading March. Anyway, here goes:
As you probably know, I was in Iraq on New Years Day 2008. It's tough to be away, especially on the holidays. I started the year off by Playing God and presenting a very interesting ethical dilemma regarding an Iraqi detainee with a tumor.
Channeling Spock showed two great things - that I'm a geek and that we had some problem soldiers out there.
I found out that my nanny crashed my car. Not something you want to hear when you are off fighting a war.
I dropped the Iraqi Hammer!
I made some predictions for 2008. Most didn't come true.
I found out The Wife was unfaithful. Yet one more thing you don't want to hear when you are overseas (but, in this case, it turned out okay).
A perfect way to end January - by recommending you read someone else! Two people in fact.
I started out by talking about some of the less glorious parts of my job. Still, it gave me a chuckle writing about balls.
I sent a note to my Valentine.
I wrote just the shell of a Mass Casualty situation I encountered. I've never told that full story. I might never.
This 3 line post sums up how hard it is to be away.
Most importantly, I talked about my War Buddies. They will always be with me.
I started off wishing my dad a happy birthday.
He was dead 3 days later, and it was time for transitions.
Shit. I can't write more right now. I'll post more later.