I've been on the road for most of the last 5 weeks, so it's good to be heading home. I've been a road warrior for most of the last 7 years, so I'm used to getting up early to catch a flight. This morning was no exception: I woke up, packed up, and rolled out for my 8:20am to Dulles. On the 520, I realized my car's clock read 3:20am. That's never happened before.

Five hours to kill. Pay-to-play airport wireless access never looked so good...

The airport access road had a security stop, a very brighly lit area with a tent, a stop line and officers in uniform. That's never happened before either. All the TV's in the terminal are showing CNN, and it's non-stop war coverage. To fill the time there are interest stories about the size, weight and speed of the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. It is very surreal, almost like sports coverage. So far there have been few casualties reported on either side, which I'm thankful for...

Sorry for the somber tone, it's been a very strange morning...