Of course I’m feeling guilty as hell today that I’m not getting enough done and not keeping up with those I care for well enough. So the first thing I need to read when I get online is John McCain’s account of what the Vietnamese did to him; yes, you should read this, it isn’t just gripping but quite frankly amazing. To quote McCain from the article: I remained in solitary confinement from that time on for more than two years. I was not allowed to see or talk to or communicate with any of my fellow prisoners. My room was fairly decent-sized—I’d say it was about 10 by 10. The door was solid. There were no windows. The only ventilation came from two small holes at the top in the ceiling, about 6 inches by 4 inches. The roof was tin and it got hot as hell in there. The room was kind of dim—night and day—but they always kept on a small light bulb, so they could observe me. I was in that place for two years.