Conan On What Is Best In Life

Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?

Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.

Mongol General: That is good! That is good.

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line

Psalm 107:

23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Neptunus Lex: 1960-2012

Lex is gone.

In his element.
Farewell, Captain.
Fair Winds and Following Seas to you.


Barco Sin Vela II said...

This is a very sad day for us all. Lex will be missed by all.

ORPO1 said...

Indeed he will Barco. By us all.

chief torpedoman said...

This hits hard. He made this old blackshoe feel at home on a brownshoe blog.

Buck said...

The grief is more than palpable throughout the milblogging community. I've never seen anything like it... ever.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)