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Tom allowed me to comment on his contributions to the 'interwebs' on the condition that it be anything but 'fawning;' more of a lessons learned. Sorry this is long, but some (interpreted) history is warranted.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Dana Beesley

Because I suspect that support for hazing is a lot more widespread in the military than people recognize, and I wanted to get a discussion of hazing on the table.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Alejandro Pena

Finally we get a contest entry from a female vet! Here’s no. 13 in our contest about finding meaning in life after leaving the military.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik

Here is the second entry in our contest about finding meaningful work after the military.

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Sam Fellman

On Sunday the NY Times ran one of my occasional surveys of new books on military history and national security issues.

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