Having been deployed on two twelve month tours to Afghanistan, a yearlong tour in Iraq, a few months in Kuwait and twenty six months in South Korea, I would say I have experienced a lot more than many other Americans with respect to freedom, how fortunate we are in the US and how [why] we put our lives on the line. I am not at all claiming I am an expert, but have unique experiences many people only read or hear stories about.

If you live in the United States, as you approach our Thanksgiving Holiday or any other day as a matter of fact, try to take a deep breath of free air, look up and say thank you. America is why I serve. I know I am thankful for clean disease free drinking water, not worrying about sending my daughters to school to learn, the availability to vote carefree without fear of my life, the worry free ability to voice an opinion, the opportunity to worship how I choose to, having reliable and safe transportation that I try not to think about IEDs as I drive to the store, the availability of dialing three digits [911] and know within a small amount of time someone will be there and so on and so forth, I could go on and on.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for reading.

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Comment by Arthur James on January 15, 2014 at 2:29am


I saw this at koshalaami's blog.

I always said one day was the

Wake Up Call. Hope You're

still kicking. Never Quit.

Focus upon what's pure,

noble, of good report,

and Take Care . . .

Comment by Arthur James on July 23, 2014 at 1:33am



on Thanksgiving Day.

It was one month 

after I was born.

I bogged about it.

It was deleted at

the 'other ' salon.

` Art James blog '

I shared photos of

crashed plane and

photos of deceased

Grandmother when

at West Point. She 

died three weeks

to the day near

West Point.

Bebop was

in a auto


near the


They were

getting my





Oy shame


Comment by Arthur James on July 23, 2014 at 1:38am


WE called my Grandfather ` Bebop.

I was deleted at Salon ` bebop-o.

` GoodCelery!. goat gouda blueberry.

` and I used my true name ` Deleted.

Comment by Arthur James on July 23, 2014 at 6:05pm


re` send...

comments lost

earlier in morn...

Comment by Arthur James on July 24, 2014 at 4:34am





View Donna Hulin?

How to Sell Carp?

Catfish in Bucket?


There's a ` Asian

Prover ` The Best

Method To Sell

Fish In a Water

Bucket Is To

Flap & Splash

and Place dead

Dog Head On a

Paper Plate

koch Platter.



Dead Dog Head

Lures Fishy

Eaters Who

Get Weary

Og Hot 







I go BACK 

& Hope I 

no view


@ 'other'


Comment by Arthur James on August 5, 2014 at 1:30am


You okay? Be well...

I say that to me too.

I saw again on the

koshersalaami post.

Focus on ` Beauty.

Sense the ` Melody.

There's ` Harmony.

Walk vis ` Chaos.

Practice ` Kindness.


You be fun to have

a quart of fresh

goat milk with?


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