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Jim Miller
07-15-2018, 04:59 PM

I've been off line for a few days, the missus and I are starting a business, outside of my work with SI. The pace doing the prepwork is hectic. She is traveling now and I'm at the farm, a bit of role reversal there. I was able to get back to the weight pile after an injury induced lay off. I trained, both weights and dry fire, made paleo dinner, pork roast and broccoli salad, then sat out on the patio, tumbler of Bulleitt at my elbow, a good cigar and the dog at my feet as I read Gates of Fire. A short respite before things fire up tomorrow.

Life is good, don't forget to take the time to appreciate it.

Jim Miller
ISA 6:8

Gabriel Suarez
07-15-2018, 05:13 PM
Gates Of Fire is required reading for any learned man.

Some snippets -

"Wake up to dees!"

"What is the most powerful thing?"

Ted Demosthenes
07-15-2018, 05:52 PM
Excellent choices.

“Gates of Fire is on the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Reading list. It is taught at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and at the Marine Corps Basic School at Quantico. The novel stresses the literary themes of fate and irony as well as the military themes of honor, duty, stoicism, and esprit de corps.’

07-18-2018, 04:39 PM
Gates Of Fire is required reading for any learned man.

Ordered it this afternoon.

07-19-2018, 02:07 PM
Listening to it on Audible as I read this. Just as great the second time around.