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It might feel like A Scanner Darkly, but if you read the book, you will know this story is about how to lead men, period. You don't need a seminar. You don't need a mentor. You just need to remember men like BGen Felix Sparks. By way of example, albeit dramatic, from the Smithsonian:

Major General Henning Linden led the 42nd Division into Dachau at about the same time as Sparks did as commander of 3rd Battalion with the 157th Regiment. When the two units met inside the large camp, Linden tried to take control of the situation—and grab the headlines as liberator. Sparks was having none of it, and told his superior officer that he was under orders to seal off his portion of the concentration camp. The lieutenant colonel then ordered a private to escort the general out of their zone.

“Linden took his riding crop and wacked the private on the helmet,” Kershaw says. “Sparks told me it wasn’t hard but he snapped. He pulled out his pistol, pointed it at the general’s head and said, ‘You touch another one of my men and I will (expletive) kill you right here right now.’ He was a god to his men after that.”

Guy gets himself a million-dollar wound but goes back to his men – back to the fire of war in Italy. Let a leader lead.

P.S. I'm cowering still in my basement during a pandemic.

BY ROBERT FROST

The land was ours before we were the land’s. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She was ours In Massachusetts, in Virginia, But we were England’s, still colonials, Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed. Something we were withholding made us weak Until we found out that it was ourselves We were withholding from our land of living, And forthwith found salvation in surrender. Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To the land vaguely realizing westward, But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, Such as she was, such as she would become. #poetry #robertfrost

Not for anything, but the Dodgers are Little League with this play:

2 errors – ON THE SAME PLAY? E8 and E2? In the World Series? From the Dodgers?

I can't, I'm not, I don't.

That's baseball.

The Silver Fox would have never booted a catch that badly.

(PS to baseball gods: O'Malley moved them in '57. Stop messing with the Dodgers already.)

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