Just remember, Mike, goodness can only be perceived and defined relatve to what’s bad. Joy breaks out the minute the pain stops, but only then to collapse into boredom — the cycle beginning anew.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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