I recently read a post on Dean Shareski's blog called "A Teacher and Soldier in Afghanistan." Paul Park, a high school English teacher from Canada, has recently been deployed to Afghanistan. While he is serving overseas, Mr. Park has promised to blog as often as possible about his experiences. His blog is geared mostly towards students; I imagine he is hoping to start a conversation between himself, a soldier and teacher, and students around the world. But it makes for good reading for all of us, and is a wonderful starting point for any thoughtful conversation about the realities of this, or any, war.
Here is the link to Mr. Park's blog, The Sandbox. And you'll always be able to find the link on my blog under My Favorite Blogs.