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“Read your stinkin’ knowledge!”

So, yesterday being Columbus Day, I wasn’t working. Confronted with a rare day off that was free of deadlines or other pressing matters, I opted to take a jaunt across town and do some skulking through various bookstores. One of … Continue reading

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Certificate of Non-Achievement.

Warning: Nostalgia ahead. When you leave an old job under favorable conditions, like because you’re on your way to a different department or maybe even a different company or because you’re retiring, it’s not uncommon for your co-workers to go … Continue reading

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Every man should own a Leatherman…and one of these, too!

A friend sent me this over the weekend: Man of the House: Why Every Man Should Own A Leatherman Tool Setting aside the comments (though I did wonder how this guy had never seen one of these things before), and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marines!

On November 1st, 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the honorable service of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the birthday of the … Continue reading

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October 1, 1985.

Twenty-five years ago tonight, I sit on a darkened bus along with fifty or sixty other guys, wondering if I’ve made a huge mistake. Then the doors open and the lights come on, and a muscular man steps aboard, wearing … Continue reading

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A blast from the past.

Back in the early-mid 1990s, I was part of a rather tight-knit group of Marines and DoD civilians working at the Marine Corps’ pay and personnel center here in Kansas City. It was an awesome group to work with. We … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marines!

On November 1st, 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the honorable service of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the birthday of the … Continue reading

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