Traveling By Land, Sea and Air Hotel @nyware: September 2019

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"English? Why do I have to learn that, I'm never going to live in England" Glad I didn't follow that advice. 

MIA to LGW Miami Beach

Norwegian  Air-Commercial flight. Wow what a difference from Mil Air

FT BLISS  El Paso Texas

Pease,New Hampshire 

New Hampshire 

Frankfurt Germany


C 17 from Bagram Afghanistan 

When the weather's good, there's no better place to be than the British countryside. We go walking  around in the forests, rivers and shoreline, creating our own fairy tale and our carefully nurtured sentiment for the simple life.

Being in the countryside is like being in a dream, where you don't quite know who's who but can tell what's what.

The cure for anything is salt-sweat, tears or the sea
There is an anonymity to it all when you connect with nature...“The Dude Abides Principal” says that there is this energetic force that has your best interest at heart that you can tap into it any time you want. Doing nothing in particular, you feel nature somatically, through the senses.

The smell of fermented hay, peat  and grass makes me feel more wholesome...Then comes Rain. Somebody said, is like confetti from heaven. So even the heavens were celebrating this morning my return to The UK. That liquid sunshine just added to the vividness of the colors to give it a cinematic quality and texture to our day trip.

Courage is found in the most quietest of places. A glance at the white chalky cliffs or the Arudel silage  produces a desire to continue...still round the corner, there may wait a new road or secret stream. We Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Delay is not denial and infinite patience brings immediate results  and we receive far more than we sought. Alive and breathing, the landscape watches over us and we are renewed. The good earth laughs in flowers. Yet I can stand anything except a succession of the ordinary days of work and routine.We time millionaires are doing something important when we aren't doing anything. We are recharging, re-creating, renewing.

When we go out in the sun with all the green grass and pasture and sheep grazing and thatched roofs, and swans and everything flowering, I say it all belongs to all of us.

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Cerberus' job is to let you into hell but prevent you from ever leaving, perhaps like the valet at the Hotel California. He is Hades Hound dog. It is stamped on this gulf war relic that stands guard at the temporary housing I've been at all week.

Being in the desert sun causes me to think: What is the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
The quest is in this question.

After more sun on the brain, I have come to realize that the only normal people are ones I havent met yet. Sharing an open barracks with 100 men is a "challange" to say the least. Again, my IN to my SANE has been reading.

Random quotes that served me this week:

Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement. Alfred Adler

Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls-- family, health, friends, integrity-- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.
Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

The more money we dont spend, the more amazing experiences we forfeit during life. Because money buys those experiences. Those who save generally save too much.  It’s about using your resources – health, money, and time – before you die and it’s called “Die With Zero” Bill Perkins

And finally,  This was a dangerous job, with hours of quiet routine that can suddenly become moments of by deadly violence at any moment.

On Aug. 2, two American soldiers were killed by a suicide car bomb as they were providing security for a convoy in the southern province of Kandahar.

I MUST continue to Live a life worthy of their sacrifice, with energy, intelligence and integrity.

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Fighter jets have the sizzle. Bombers bring the steak.  But cargo aircraft like the C-17 Globemaster can always take pride in doing a good day's work. What a ride it had been this year in Afghanistan. At war since 430 BC,  I survived by following Startrek's Prime Directive (google it)!

In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the Prime Directive (also known as "Starfleet General Order 1", "General Order 1", and the "non-interference directive") is a guiding principle of Starfleet, prohibiting its members from interfering with the internal and natural development of alien civilizations.

We landed in Kuwait 4 hours after takeoff. Just like that we are out of Afghanistan 

No more body armor. A lighter life!

My pack of dogs I had to leave behind 

The hikes in the Hindu Kush were the IN to my Sane!

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