Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Where Was I?

The war seems to have slowed down a little. Today there are sandstorms all over Iraq and Kuwait.

Had an email this morning from a friend who worried aloud about "our boys over there fighting..." For a thousand years, that phrase has been powerful in its ability to stir people. Immediately thinking about the lone woman POW who is being held by the Iraqis, I thought, it's not just boys, but girls, too. But the phrase "boys and girls over there fighting" just didn't have the same power. "Men and women" work. I read one blogger who used the term "boys and gals" but that didn't cut it either. I think it has to be men and women.