When I was a New York college senior in fall 2001 trying to make sense of the fall of the World Trade Center towers, Ralph Peters was one of the first voices to — well, not comfort me, exactly, but get me excited for war, at least. “In much of this troubled world,” the retired lieutenant colonel and military intelligence vet wrote, “only blood persuades.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.