Two other posts of interest:
1. Not to undermine the stuff about his true heroism and that his sacrifice is at least financially and popularity-wise more courageous than most others', this recent Pat Tillman emphasis has bothered me, and I'm not the only one. It's easy to let it overshadow all the ordinary, mundane sacrifices that we don't hear about directly and see as major headlines simply because the people aren't football players. I wonder, therefore, why we should have a deeper emotional response to his death than to anyone else's. I think something has gone wrong here.
2. Don't microwave your peanut butter jar.