amysuemom (amysuemom) wrote,

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Major Andrew Olmsted's final post

I can't think of much to add.  I'd only ever read one of his blog entries before, and of course this final entry, but he seemed to have his head on straight for the most part .  I'll respect his wishes and not comment on the politics that led to his being posted in Iraq.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

The internet is an odd place.  We all get to babble on about our lives, often in small ways sometimes in pretty deep and meaningful ways, but it is a community of sorts and so many voices get to be heard because of it.  It often amazes me that all those years ago on GEnie I could get almost no one in my day to day life to understand what I was talking about when I mentioned the various GEnie forums and today I have elderly relatives happily posting on various special interest  boards and sending pictures of their grandchildren to all and sundry (and let's not dwell on the bad jokes that get forwarded like last decades fruitcake).  So here we are, 2008 and this soldier had a blog and then a newspaper column and had the forethought to write himself the final word and a whole bunch of people get a different perspective on war, military service and , I suppose, the whole concept of blogging.

"Life isn't fair.  It's just fairer than death, that's all." The Princess Bride
Tags: blogging, death

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