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The Oath Never Expires.

One of the things that most veterans agree on, is that the oath of office/enlistment never expires. I remember mine, and it didn’t have any clause that said, “And this commitment expires five years from today unless you re-enlist.” That’s … Continue reading

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It’s Really That Simple.

For many years I’ve been involved with Toys For Tots. I got my start as Santa when the man doing the job wasn’t up to it any longer. I was fully qualified: I was fat and had a beard. The … Continue reading

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My Most Perfect Christmas Gift: Ava.

Each Santa has a wealth of great stories. One of my favorites comes from my first few years as Santa. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember names that well, sometimes faces elude me. But one name, one date, and one … Continue reading

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We Turn On Lights For Each Other.

Many couples stumble around darkened homes, both metaphorically, and literally. The two of them go through their days not concerned with the other unless they are side-by-side. Often that’s not enough to bring out the best in them as a … Continue reading

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An Homage To An Honorable Man By An Honorable Man.

I like to think that I hang out with a pretty good class of people in my life. Some are of high social station, some at the bottom rung. But all are good people. People I value. I also like … Continue reading

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