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My war hero ... and a classic poem

Through accidents of timing and draft lotteries, the last person in my direct line to fight in a war was my paternal great grandfather, Frederick Nathaniel Ball. 1,070 more words

A Selfie Quest for Hotdogs; Homeward Bound Part I

The adventure below is the latest in a series sharing my quest to explore Pennsylvania by visiting each of the sixty-seven county seats and eating a hot dog while in town. 866 more words

Hot Dog Quest

Remembering & Resolving

I made my own trip to Arlington National Cemetery in the summer of 2010.

Five years later, what I remember most is a feeling of both awe and inadequacy. 741 more words

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The Last Full Measure of Devotion

As I was thinkin about the importance of Memorial Day I was jarred by the entrance of the phrase “the last full measure of devotion” into my mind. 461 more words

Miscellaneous

May 25th, 2015

JONATHOTS, JR.!

(Number 866)

 

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The Measure of Leaders

Leaders are measured and tested every day—against metrics, accomplishments, standards, and values. To assume the mantle of command and its responsibilities at any level is important, and something that should not be taken lightly. 759 more words

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