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Posted on July 20, 2008 at 7:25am 0 Comments

For ten days the constant diesel hum had drone on, never a break as the generator did its job. It didn't take long, though, before it was as invisible as the sound of central air in your home. We shut it down on the tenth night when we got the “end ex” call. I was on roving guard as I heard Mac call out from the system door that it was finished. A few minutes later I heard the fast fall of the rumble of the generator ending with a gasping sound.



The quiet fell over me like a… Continue

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At 8:25pm on June 7, 2009, Reality Activist said…
At 12:42am on August 7, 2008, Фелч Гроган said…
Your comment - you sound like a kindred grouch.
At 6:06pm on July 29, 2008, Vitomama said…
I can't believe nobody's joined this site. Out of 3,000 or so members, there must be law enforcement, right? All you got so far is a wannabe (but don't worry - I'll be a has-been before too long!). Love the smokes, too, and the coffee. Still love the beer (stopped for 7 years once, but for all the wrong reasons).
Your daughter is beautiful - she looks headstrong and capable. You can see pictures of my kid on Teter's home page (my husband). A couple pictures of me, but that's not really what I look like now - I seem to be a woman of many faces. Hang with me - I'll get there (hopefully by January).
At 4:27pm on July 29, 2008, Drew said…
Hi Robert. The AtheistNexus page isn't working properly, so I couldn't reply to your thread about your relationship with your daughter. I'm an infantry officer, but Canada is very different than the US in terms of pervasive religiosity, so I don't know if I can really put myself in your shoes. Make time to stay important to your daughter. Teach her the value of critical thinking. Discuss your atheism with her in very clear terms. I notice that American theists are usually bigoted and ignorant about atheists; Canadian theists generally are not, because they all know an atheist who doesn't shy away from being called an atheist. Take heart from the fact that 25% of Americans under age 25 list themselves as "no religion". This percentage is only going to increase. And join the Atheists in Foxholes! Cheers.
At 10:03pm on July 22, 2008, Dane said…
Your job must have been fun. Did they deploy you to Russia, Balkans, or anywhere like that as a linguist
At 8:19pm on July 21, 2008, Dane said…
A 2847 is a Telephone Systems Personal Computer Intermediate Repairer. In short I fix electronics.
At 1:54am on July 18, 2008, Tracy said…
Hi Robert,

Your daughter is beautiful.

Good on you for ditching the booze. I suspect my life will take a turn when I can do what you did. For now, I've ditched the smokes and am feeling pretty froggy about that. ;)

I was not in a foxhole like you. I would not want to live what you must have lived. But I had a different (and less) front to fight. In my war, we pushed buttons, much easier, more sterile, more serene, and maybe much more awful when you watched it destroy a city on CNN after launch.

I don't know what I was doing over there. But more, I don't know what folks like you were doing over there. It’s all crazy. Someday we’ll evolve past all this nonsense.
Thanks for your service and best love,
Tracy
At 8:55pm on July 16, 2008, Darla said…
Lot's of great discussions to be had...so much funner than any other site. Militant atheism...ahhhh smells like barbeque.
At 8:52pm on July 16, 2008, Dane said…
Ooh-rah
At 8:48pm on July 16, 2008, Darla said…
LMAO....what's up brother?

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