Friday, November 15, 2013


Has been busy.  After such a wonderful weekend at home, it was tough trying to "catch" up.  Just get stuff done.  At home, at work, etc. 

Work has been busy, but fulfilling.  It is weird to say that, because many people can't.  It was a good week.  A week that I need to remember when other weeks get me down.  I have received many compliments this week.  Probably some that I didn't deserve...but it isn't often in this line of work when you get good feedback.

On the weeks when the "man" gets me down, I just read this excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt my former CO sent me after a tough time on deployment. 

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

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