"The war that never was." You hear that phrase from time to time, in reference to the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. To be fair, it is a bit of a misnomer, since a "physical" war was indeed fought between the sides, albeit through proxies such as Vietnam, Korea, and other countries. Nevertheless, the Armageddon scenario - the end of everything as we know it - never transpired. Younger generations have a hard time grappling with the concept of the whole thing. Understandable, I suppose, since they didn't grow up under the constant threat of the Soviet Union. So how do we, as ostensibly responsible adults and veterans of the Cold War, educate these younger folks on the topic? For starters, we need to share our stories. This is but one of them. ...