I had a couple of encounters with soldiers recently, which made last weekend's tragedy in Afghanistan really hit home with me. I will admit - I am a person who tends to live in a cocoon and if it doesn't affect me directly, I don't pay much attention to it - things like politics or stuff that happens in the Middle East or even Europe. Part of me thinks, why get all worked up when its not going to affect you or there is nothing you can do about it. Its not admirable, I admit. Just being truthful. In the past I really didn't like when my husband would get all worked up about stuff like that - what's the point?