New to soccer (or as the rest of the world calls it - football)? So am I! This is my place to share thoughts about the sport and news and commentary about the clubs I'm following. Who am I following? LA Galaxy, IF Elfsborg, Falkenbergs FF, Liverpool FC, Queens Park Rangers, and LAFC. Also random ramblings about Star Trek, LA area sports, politics, faith, and life. Send comments to rrblog[at]yahoo[dot]com.
When I think of Iraq and Afghanistan, I often think of the photographs that are shown on television or the newspaper of the most recent deaths. The deaths have exceeded 6000. In addition, there are tens of thousands that have been wounded in mind and body who have come home. And finally, there are the loved ones of those who have died or have been injured. These too bear the burdens of war in the loss of a loved one or the ongoing care giving to one who has suffered the wounds of the wars.
Have been a subscriber to LA Phil since 1999. Ticket revenue covers part of their cost. The rest comes from individual donations and corporate sponsorships. The LA Phil also does educations events for youth in the city so I've tried each year to chip in a little bit by donating to Friends of LA Phil.