Why has no one ever told me about Steve Farrar (I didn't know it was a blog when I went to check it out)? This guy is saying (and has said for years, it turns out) most of the things I think need said during the first half of my series on the family--and most of it is in one place--his book Point Man.
The guys in our Basic Training class read portions of this book last year. I just pulled it off of the shelf this evening, and was blown away. Great stuff!