Tuesday, May 6, 2008


My gmail went crazy today and started sending out messages I archived nearly two years ago. I figured out the problem (0perator error, of course) but it gave me a chance to look at the nearly 2,139 e-mails that I had tagged and archived as "family etal."

The vast majority of them were Iraq- and war-related. I was stunned.

I knew the Iraq deployments had chewed up a big piece of our lives, but I didn't know it was that much of a distraction.

More than 2,000 emails in 22 months. Amazing.