Just got back tonight from an AgForestry seminar in Seattle, and it took 20 minutes to scrape the snow off the car in the airport parking lot. It always feels a little odd to drive after not touching a steering wheel for almost three days. We had dinner Thursday night in the International District at a restaurant across the street from the old headquarters of DMAT WA-01, the disaster response team I belonged to for 10 years. I saw the sidewalk where I stood with my team mates just before boarding a bus for McChord on a hurricane relief mission and took the oath of office of the US Public Health Service. I swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. It may have been 3 am but I meant it when I raised my hand then and it still applies. If we do not defend our constitution then we deserve to lose it.