**Fighting the Coldness**

This is my friend Alex getting a Metro ticket. His little sister is huddling behind the machine to avoid the chilling wind tunnel the escalators create. I, on the other hand, was completely frozen.

[I went with Alex while he escorted his little sister to the other side of Arlington via subway. On the train I picked up a scrap paper with movie listings and decided to go see The Fog of War. It's an Errol Morris film about the life of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Thanks to those that made the film possible. It made me smarter by tightening some loose pieces of the past. I learned how loose the pieces were in the heads of those in charge during the Cold War too. McNamara helped shape today's world, good or bad.]