By: Major Richard “Dick” Winters with Colonel Cole Kingseed
Berkley Caliber Publishing Group, New York
Leadership at the Point of the Bayonet… Continue
Added by Christopher on May 31, 2010 at 8:03pm —
Today I remember Airman First Class Carl L. Anderson. Vehicle operator, United States Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
Carl was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and
was Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/29/2004, my birthday. Carl was a good
Airman, a good person, and a friend. He and I were stationed at
Elmendorf with the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron from 2003 until his
death in 2004. Carl… Continue
Added by Darrell Mogg on May 31, 2010 at 3:47pm —
Buona sera. We were discussing the "good old days". Funny how this stuff keeps cropping up in my life.
Added by Yankee Cowboy Bob on May 30, 2010 at 8:09pm —
A real man is a fighter.
He fights... for what's right, for the people he cares about, for the power of love, against adversity, to make a difference. He fights... for the cause, for answers, for truth, for honor, for justice. He fights fires. He fights apathy. He fights for his life.
He fights in France and he fights on the oceans and the seas. He fights with growing confidence and growing strength. He fights on the beaches and the landing grounds, in the fields, in the… Continue
Added by Michael Mitchell on May 30, 2010 at 7:30am —
A few years ago when I really started getting into cigars I started exploring fine cocktails as well. As many know a good cocktail
compliments a fine cigar, so in my quest for knowledge, I wanted to take
in as many samples of fine cocktails as I did fine cigars. I had been
reading about a lot of cocktails and the Manhattan caught my eye. I
decided when I was down in L.A. one evening having dinner with Danielle
and my good… Continue
Added by Darrell Mogg on May 29, 2010 at 1:48pm —
A real man is not afraid to eat or drink something that's past the expiration date.
Realizing that expiration dates are just a clever marketing ploy created by food and drink manufactures to sell more product, a real man throws caution to the wind and laughs in the face of the few small numbers lightly printed on the packaging of his sustenance.
A real man knows that food past it's expiration date is simply a little further down the product chain.
Expired milk… Continue
Added by Michael Mitchell on May 28, 2010 at 8:30am —
It's getting to be the warm part of the year and with the warmth comes hours of sitting outside and drinking cocktails designed to quench the thirst of the hot Continue
and well, thirsty. Danielle and I enjoy sitting outside on weekends and
weeknights alike talking and sipping on a fine cocktail. I figured I
would share a few of my favorite recipes…
Added by Darrell Mogg on May 27, 2010 at 1:45pm —
At first glace, you would think my situation consummate:
If you come to my house, you will find me behind a fine chess table, you'll see a $1500 hand carved set including a solid leather board imported from New Zealand.
I will serve you either Dan Aykroyd's "Crystal Skull" Vodka, or if your brave, my own home made 1800's formula Absenthe.
I will offer you a cigar from my humidor. The prize smoke being a Jamaican, rolled with aged vanilla, aged in old rum barrels, and… Continue
Added by Dr Maalac Steele on May 27, 2010 at 6:27am —
Yesterday I wore a tux for the first time since my Dad and his wife married in 1988.
It is required for all Masonic Officers in my lodge to wear one, so I finally bit the bullet.
I wore a nice white shirt with black studs, my silver Shriners cuff links from 1920, and a blue bow tie.
I looked sharp and enjoyed not having to match a tie to the shirt.
My only issue, I need suspenders or something, my shirt kept coming un-tucked when I bent over.
I will… Continue
Added by Darrell Mogg on May 25, 2010 at 5:18pm —
"Always be kind to people, you never know who they'll turn out to be."
As a kid, I heard this in my mind when I was tempted to make fun of people who I perceived to be less "cool" than I was. I mean, let's be honest here, kids can be pretty cruel. I probably would have been too if it weren't for my parents. And while I was far from perfect in this area of my life, it could have been a lot worse.
As a kid, this habit was pretty selfishly motivated. I approached it from the… Continue
Added by Michael Mitchell on May 25, 2010 at 7:30am —
I just had a to take my wife's car to the shop for a muffler problem that I couldn't fix myself. Sheesh! I went to an affordable mechanic and it was still a 25% markup on the parts plus $86 an hour for labor. I couldn't believe the labor cost. It's been a few years since I've been to a mechanic b/c I try to do most thing myself, it was about $60 and hour then. I know they have a lot of costs in keeping a shop running but this seems outrageous. That's bordering on lawyer prices.
Added by Jacob Fehr on May 24, 2010 at 10:13am —
Me: Oh, I didn’t know you were still awake. And here I was trying to be all stealthy.
Jenn: Yea, you’re pretty terrible at that.…
Added by Jason P. Franklin on May 24, 2010 at 7:55am —
"This guy's walkin' down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, "Hey you! Can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole; can you help me out?" The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a… Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on May 24, 2010 at 6:38am —
Last week my wife and I had a date just to talk things out and see if we could continue on, after I returned to my mothers place to think about what was said and how I was feeling. Thankfully after a few hours my wife called me and asked me to come home. We are working out our various problems together and are working very hard to make our relationship work. I believe that most relationships don't work is because most people think that it is too hard to fight for it and give up before it has a… Continue
Added by Robert Dahl on May 23, 2010 at 8:00am —
By radical materialism, I mean the statement that only matter and energy exist. (Less radical materialism might say that supernature does not exist; I'm not addressing that.)
I have talked online with someone that held this view, so it's not a straw man. I gave some examples of nonmaterial things that exist: pi; numbers; beliefs; gravity. He said: they all do not exist. (The electrical impulses in your brain as you think about them exist, but that's a distinct electrical impulse from… Continue
Added by Will on May 22, 2010 at 4:46pm —
So I just finished my third workout, Workout A. First week over, how did I do?
I'm glad I started light (35Kg), though I question the wisdom of using the same weight for every exercise. The squat goes up twice as fast as the other exercises as it's performed every workout, but I don't think it's going up nearly fast enough. I should have started at least 10kg heavier on the squat than the shoulder or bench press.
With that in mind, I started the… Continue
Added by Darragh Creamer on May 22, 2010 at 9:11am —
Added by Jason P. Franklin on May 21, 2010 at 9:32pm —
I have a book that I bought, apparently in London judging by the price sticker on the back, many years ago. I don't remember doing so, but I have read this book, cover to cover, several times and it has a permanent place on my shelf.…
Added by Ian on May 20, 2010 at 4:18pm —
I like AoM since when i found. I want to share my things too. Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Music, Movies, Books and AoM my favourite things now. But i haven't much time. I can't be online when i want or how much i want. But i will watch you when i had time.
Added by MafiaX on May 20, 2010 at 4:06pm —
I'm sorry for such a long time between the last blog and this one (almost two months!). I have been busy and lazy and all of the above. I WILL finish up chronicling this journey. It's important to me. I just hope that I can continue to find time to work on it. I hope you enjoy this one. It's about a life-changing moment. Sorry for the lack of pictures, I should get them soon. They're "lost" for right now.… Continue
Added by John Clanton on May 20, 2010 at 12:12am —