“Civilians balk at recognizing that one of the most traumatic things about combat is having to give it up.”

I hope this is as close as I ever get to being shot at. Sebastian Junger’s War is that real, that immediate. Junger follows the 173rd Airborne’s Battle Company into the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Next to the definition of Hell on Earth in the dictionary? That’s the Korengal Valley. The weather (“Summer grinds on:…

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“It’s no goddamn wonder I live alone. I’m either working or in intensive care.”

This book reminds me of Lonesome Dove, only Wyoming instead of Texas and now instead of then. Rancher Barnum McEban (he had a twin named Bailey who died in infancy) with lifelong friend Bennett Reilly goes in pursuit of Bennett’s wife, who left them both for a physicist in Denver. Women are always leaving guys…

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No one saying “You can’t” or “You won’t” Or “You know you’re not anything cause you’re a girl”

From Come From Away, the Broadway musical about the 38 aircraft diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, on 9/11. If you’re late in picking out a present for your mom or your wife or your daughter or any woman you know, get her the soundtrack. She’ll love you for it.

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