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Settle Down

If you believe only G-d can judge you, but you blithely affirm that gays are sinners… If you believe every woman has the right to an abortion, but no man has the right to a gun… If you’re pretty sure the definition of terrorism turns more on egalitarian memes than on the motives of murdering … [more]

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“Faceversary”…?

Today, Facebook treated me to an odd gift, a little movie about my “Faceversary.” Seems I’ve been on the thing for a solid decade, more than making good on my membership in (if this group even still exists) Creepy Old Guys On Facebook. It was an odd present to receive on the occasion of Daughtergirl’s 27th birthday and reminded me, with clattering suddenness, of one Mr. John Nordlinger. John and I did a ton of smoke sessions, specializing in push-ups and mountain climbers, at the Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute in West Virginia … [Read More...]

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Veteran’s Issues

Not even slightly about Harvey Weinstein

Decades ago, when I was younger and taller and faster and dumber, I found the big red Guzzi parked on a carpet of flattened beer cans and discarded condoms in the alcove under a staircase at our Mission-style barracks on Fort Sill, leaned down to the clubman bars, and rolled her out onto the wet asphalt. Nothing smells better than the air after an Oklahoma thunder bumper, and the shaven nubs of hair up the back of my neck bristled with anticipation as I pulled black, G.I. work gloves over my zipped-down jacket sleeves and snubbed up … [Read More...]

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