The Whirling Dervishes of the US Army

When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
NEVER GIVE UP!
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert! 
–Rumi

What the sayer of praise is really praising is himself,
by saying implicitly,
My eyes are clear.

Likewise, someone who criticizes is criticizing
himself, saying implicitly, “I can’t see very well
with my eyes so inflamed.
–Rumi

And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky. 
–Rumi

Kris Kristofferson, Army Veteran?

When the heck did this happen? Kris Kris was a veteran? I make a point to be aware of who’s who in the vet zoo and this one I missed. Good thing our Air Force brethren were all over it:

I had known that Kris Kristofferson was a veteran, but I didn’t know to what extent. In his speech he mentioned his jump wings and Ranger tab. Those two bits alone are pretty impressive. With my interest piqued, I decided to go on a Wikiwander of sorts.

Holy crap! Daddy was an Air Force General. You get free cool points for that, Kris. Recognized by Sports Illustrated during his years at Pomona College for his achievements in rugby, football, and track and field. These achievements made more impressive for the fact that he accomplished them while also managing to graduate summa cum laude with a BA in Literature. A renaissance man, no doubt.
Why stop there Kris? Why not go on to be a Rhodes scholar? Which he did, of course.

Of which, I agree with everything MSgt B says, except the cool points for Daddy and his Air Force generalness. Go visit My Muse shanked me for some other tidbits. Apparently, the force has been with the zoomie blogger, he’s writing fiction and I need me some. . .