Monday, January 12, 2009

Patton in Brooklyn Part 1

"If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do - the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."

Someday I'll write an essay about everything General George Patton has meant to me since I was a kid carrying around a wooden rubber-band gun in lieu of an ivory-handled revolver. Suffice it to say now that it has something to do with his belief in history and poetry and G-d, and a lot to do with his determination to meet his destiny each day and transform himself into what the world needed him to be. His life is a constant inspiration.

This new series will include thoughts on the man, whose thoughts on the BQE one can only imagine (travesty of design, marvel of will?), pieces of his talks and writings, and general courage in the face of war or, in today's case, January.

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