Friday, December 09, 2011

Basic Wiring

Even rats do it.
There is a common misconception that sharing and helping is a cultural occurrence. But this is not a cultural event. It is part of our biological inheritance.”

I gather from this that humans and other species are actually hard wired for empathy and caring. History tells me that the human species has been re-wired to ill effect.

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

A Passing Anniversary

Thanksgiving passed this year without this blog noting the 40th anniversary of The Last Stand Down, Alpha Company's final R&R in in 1971. The memory was hardly forgotten and was in fact shared with another participant in what has been an occasional Thanksgiving Ritual over the past four decades.

The full story as remembered is here. For the 40th anniversary, I am adding photos.

the beach

waiting for the Thanksgiving
feed at the R&R center