After serving 4 years during WWII as a Navy bombardier and having his plane shot down twice, my Dad was called up to serve during the Korean conflict. I think this picture was taken in Ft Lauderdale, FL, where he was stationed. That call back to service must have been devastating — coming home after combat and thinking you can start a family (2 kids at the time) and a career, only to face the possibility of war again.
No better place to be put in one's place than right here at QuodVerum.
"Hey Thomas, I just saw this. Made me angry/sad. Time for just a little hair on fire?"
TW: "Sure, if you don't have time for a haircut, the smoking lamp is lit. Before you do, though, here's what you didn't know.
What you didn't know #1.
What you didn't know #2.
What you didn't know #3.
What you didn't know #15.
Now either calm down or stew in it til your pressure cooker blows."
I was once told that the difference between intelligence and intellect was how the individual processes factual information; meaning that intelligence was a measure of the amount of knowledge amassed by the individual, while intellect was a measure of the individual's skill at separating this knowledge from emotion and basing his reaction to it on the facts rather than his feelings about it.
Apparently, one can be damned smart and still not know 'git up' from 'sic 'em'.
"People are deeply in love with fear and unhappiness."
it seems most people who are in love with fear and unhappiness, are the ones who's lives have only been grazed by tragedy and violence, not the full unleashing of it.
(Unless they are liars, looking for attention through vicarious victimhood.)
Those who have been through trauma in a major way, abhor it.
They don't even bring up those memories unless holding them in is worse, and they feel safe enough to do it.
And it is! Just found a page where people are preserving 78 RPM recordings digitally. The Great 78 Project is gathering recordings 4 ways: taking donated 78s, getting recordings others have digitized, having people carefully send 78s to be digitized and then they are returned, and they will take info of available collections of 78s. The best thing is that you can listen to almost 200,000 78s on this site: https://archive.org/details/georgeblood
An excellent thread by Carlos from Monday night.
He speaks for me and probably everyone here.
Daniel Amos---Sail Me Away/Posse in the Sky:
Carlos on Twitter:
Leftism has become identity.
The good thing about @realDonaldTrump
is that he's destroyed the false choice of left or right.
Day by day, more and more people are realizing that they can be individuals who don't have to pledge fealty to a group.
It’s the little things that give us joy. Either you find this funny or you WANT one of these things.
Me? I laughed my head off and then ordered one on Amazon.
Christian Hull (@christianhull) Tweeted:
When I bought this shirt folder I didn’t realise how much joy it was going to bring me! 🥳🤯 https://t.co/IaxwZQ3xvN