We will talk about energy markets another time. I have something else I need to share with you.
Today, we honor those who have made the supreme sacrifice to allow the rest of us to live the kind of lives we do.
For me, personally, this is a very tough time of the year. And it is all coming back to me this morning.
It's prompted me to think about my time on the front lines of the Cold War and its aftermath, while walking in what these days feel like another guy's shoes.
I was then playing "The Great Game" of geopolitical conflict as a profession; a game with some very high stakes. A game that helped make me who I am.
Thinking about those days brought back the faces of people who helped shape me. I owe them my life. For a few, that debt is a very literal one.
And that, you see, is what makes this time of year so difficult for me. Because this week, May 31, marks a bittersweet anniversary.