Save for the cold, the other night was a perfect night for flying. It was a relatively uneventful flight under goggles. To pass the time, the crew chiefs and I had a long in-flight discussion about the works of Joseph Campbell, a professor of mythology who wrote a number of books on the subject, including The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth. We also got an incredible view (under night vision goggles) of the Gemenid meteor shower, which has been one of the most spectacular meteor showers in recent times.
If you were looking for a long in-depth story about people blowing one another up, you missed it--we had a quiet night.