Last night we celebrated my homecoming with a bonfire at my brother's place. Good food, good beer, good company. A classic Wisconsin evening.
In one way the party was sort of late, since I got back stateside in July. And in another it was early, since I'm not quite done with the Army yet; I'm on leave right now and still have to go back to Fort Bragg, NC for a while after my leave is up. But for now I'm home, and soon enough I'll be home for good.
A good friend of mine recently shared his own reflections on homecomings. I'd be hard-pressed to do better, so I'm happy just to share his.