Friday, May 29, 2015

Hiding in Plain Sight

A "most wanted" fugitive spent eight years eluding capture on the Appalachian Trail as a hiker known only as "Bismark".  Apparently, he was honest and well-regarded by other hikers.  Having spent a season on the trail I met more than one hiker who seemed to do little else in their life.  I heard stories about others.  So it doesn't surprise me that someone could pull it off.  Especially after embezzling $8.7 million. 


Monday, May 25, 2015

Something to Remember on Memorial Day

From "Convoy" by Kyle Larkin
We don’t talk about the roadside bombs. That would only make things worse. So instead we tell morbid jokes and force grins, trying to hide the sensations in our guts that are pulling and twisting and eating away at us.
You get ready for a mission, check the oil in your truck, load your weapon and do radio checks, while somewhere in the back of your head you try to remember what you last ate, wondering what it will look like splattered across the road if you get blown inside out.
Read the whole thing.

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