Thinking people, and by this I certainly do not necessarily mean smart people, are notorious quitters. They are overwhelmed by their insightful nature (not always right mind you) while others are sweep ahead by their inherent instincts to prevail at all costs. So it would seem that I have always been a victim of my own nature. Sad in a way. Something gained is always something lost — balance. But I’m truly grateful for all who have supported me.

While I shall not write original articles, I will continue to comment upon and encourage others who carry on the good fight.

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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