On the Gentle Art #2

  If there is one thing that I enjoy, it's learning. I've never been a good student—not in the classical sense at least—just ask my Sunday School teachers. What I mean is that I have always despised sitting in a classroom, in stasis, while a teacher drones on. This may be due to some undiagnosed …

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On Nostalgia

  I spent my Thanksgiving morning the same way that I had spent all of my Thanksgiving mornings until I was 17 years old. I awoke to the smell of turkey long since in the oven, my mother fretting over whether or not to add mayonnaise to the mashed potatoes, she decided yes, and also …

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Curiouser and Curiouser

My oldest turns four in a few weeks. It's been one heavenly ride thus far. I refrain from using the other "h" word even though it's shorter and more apropos. There are innumerable lessons that I should have learned along the way, that I clearly didn't, as is evidenced by my second son, who is …

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On Marines #1

Other than the regulation "high and tight" there is nothing about Marines that sets us apart from anyone, and even that "high and tight" isn't so special. No there is nothing about Marines that makes us different, except of course the things that do. If you were so unfortunate as to meet the typical Marine …

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