In honor of this weekend, a former shipmate and respected mentor sent me a note that he authorized me to share. It’s a good one.
In May of 2001, I was serving on the Navy Staff and, in addition to my regular duties, was part of the rotation of Navy Captains [...]
I think I’ve mentioned before how really neat it was to see “any sailor” letters out there at sea during OIF. It was a long deployment, with month after month of hard work and, after a while, too-familiar faces. Anything new was welcome, especially something that felt of home – a place so far [...]
I got a thoughtful letter from a young architect a few months back, a fellow pondering a career change:
I’m sure you have received messages like this before so I will attempt to be brief, and probably fail miserably. I came across your blog a bit randomly as I searched for more information on [...]
I was looking for something else last night, and ran across an old letter. It was from my old man to me, sent about two weeks and a bit into my plebe summer at the Severn River Trade School.
I was not a particularly good plebe, as my first class detail never tired of [...]
Got a nice note from an occasional lurker I thought I’d share:
Lex–Thanks for a thought provoking and very entertaining forum, I check in and lurk everyday.
I just listened to your KCET interview and really enjoyed the exchange.
I am a pilot for Polar Air Cargo, and as such have had the privelege [...]
Occasional reader Greg has an entertaining question:
I’m working on the music selections for my wedding reception. Now, I am on strict orders to have this completed by Monday even though the big day is the following Saturday. I’m a few songs short and I was hoping you might suggest a couple of tunes, [...]
Some mail you like getting – other mail?
Not so much – under the title “hypocritical injure congresswoman” – (I wonder if there’s a random name generator):
Life Should be Full of Luxuries, yet, only a handful of people can afford the finest products, the luxuries of the elite. We are committed to [...]
Got a nice note I thought I’d share. Because you know me: I’m all about sharing -
My wife and I were having dinner at a restaurant when I launched into telling her about something I had read that day on your web site. (Oh, this wasn’t the first time this had [...]
Got a gratifying note in the virtual in box:
Damn you! I just stumbled onto Rhythms yesterday and I haven’t gotten anything done in two days as I’ve been reading your story.
I’m a civilian so a lot of the jargon and technical details go by me but I think I still grasp the [...]
This time from occasional reader Tomas, who’s visiting in Argentina:
So I’m down here, in lovely Argentina, living for a while. Things being elatively cheap down here, I decided last year to try for my private pilot’s license. This past April second was the big day; I took and passed both the written and [...]