Friday, June 11, 2010


I'm still reading The Unforgiving Minute. I am secretly delighted that I've been to England and my daughter's going to France; this guy's been to half the planet by the time he's 22. Different world.....

He's extraordinarily bright, too, which isn't what I expected. He not only believes in Duty, Honor, Country, but he can explain why, lucidly, at length, and with historical backing. I don't think I've ever met anyone with that much intellectual firepower.

I suggested to my daughter that she read the book. "It's unlike anything you normally read." She shrugged. "I figured you liked it," she replied, "since you talk about it all the time." Well, yeah. It really brings to light how constrained most of our lives are.

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