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Some Things Never Change

I’m taking a break in the photo scanning exercise for a more substantial reminiscence. Military service outside of the US takes people out of their comfort zone. I’ve often noted how getting people away from their familiar settings tends to … Continue reading

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Feminine Power Abuse

I watched it happen with my own eyes. When I was stationed in Europe, our unit received a new Sergeant Major. He came before his predecessor retired, so spent a few weeks at loose ends. A small group of us … Continue reading

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Scanned Photos 04

My part in Desert Storm was an exercise called DEFORGER (Departure of Forces from Germany), a play on the older term REFORGER. In our case, we were loading out vehicles from US units in Germany headed for Desert Storm. My … Continue reading

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In the Lord’s Service

I am a soldier by divine calling. It’s not my vocation, but it does help to explain how I get things done. I tolerate conditions I can’t control and faithfully engage the mission. Traditional pacifism is a lie. The Bible … Continue reading

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If I Still Could…

I’ve discussed my military service in the past. The primary motive was not any particular patriotism, but simply my character. Soldering is in my soul, and more now than ever, despite being physically unable to serve for the past 25 … Continue reading

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What the Election Results Mean

I’m preparing for the worst; that’s my initial reaction. I can’t pretend I speak for you, but this is what’s in my heart this morning. As before, we have no dog in this fight. That the Democrats now have a … Continue reading

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Present versus Future Orientation

Live in the moment. I’ve read excerpts from court cases where judges have ruled that the only proper orientation is a future-oriented outlook. Some have flatly said that living in the moment is barbaric. If you aren’t working for tomorrow, … Continue reading

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