Snippet: Grant & Lee

Him: "US Grant was a butcher that destroyed his own army to win." Me: "Actually, Grant ended the war with an Army, Lee ended it with what was left of one. Through the war Grant had around 190,760 killed, wounded and missing and Bobby Lee lost 240,322. So, by the numbers Lee lost more than Grant. At the end, the scoreboard says Grant winner by a surrender." Him: "Lee was a better general!" Me: "He...

Good News: The Time of My Life, GI Style!

Fun and for that matter happiness is where you find it. Probably a cliché, heaven knows enough people have said it through the long march of history, but its not something you can tell people and make it true, it's something that each of us needs to find for ourselves. It's something that I've had to find several times over the years, sometimes in the most unusual situations. As anyone who...