winn and i saw the movie "blood diamond" with some friends last night. it's set in the sierra leone civil war in '99, and it's really hard to watch because of all the atrocities that take place due to the struggle between the rebel groups and the government. but i think it's good for people to see and be aware of. i've always been interested in visiting orphanages in africa and even adopting children from its war-torn countries some day, and researching all the things that are still happening to children in sierra leone, angola, and other countries just makes my desire stronger. how can humans amputate the limbs of children and make them kill their own parents? i question if they are human at all.