No quittin’ along the way

by chuckofish

Today my bible study group starts up again and, yes, we are continuing our study of Leviticus.

I get it, but I am heading once more into the breach.

In other news, I was amused to read about Neil Young’s ultimatum to Spotify that he will take all his music off their platform if they don’t remove Joe Rogan. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” Gee whiz golly. Such hubris. I was not surprised this did not go well for Neil. Old Man, take a look at your life…

Also, the boy texted me this nice thing:

Today is the anniversary of the day on which the action for which Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor took place in 1945. He was twenty years old. When asked after the war why he had seized the machine gun and taken on an entire company of German infantry, he replied, “They were killing my friends.” Murphy is another fine example of an American man who came from a very humble background (Texas sharecroppers) with little education, but who, when push came to shove, acted heroically and sacrificially. He became the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Our current elite class has no appreciation or understanding of this kind of guy. Anyway, I suggest watching To Hell and Back (1955)…

…or one of Audie Murphy’s other movies. Lest we forget.

Tomorrow is the birthday of our ancestor John Wesley Prowers (b. 1838), the cattle baron, so I like to watch a cowboy movie in his memory, probably Red River (1948): “They’ll be no quittin’ along the way. Not by you, not by me.” This is a no-brainer.

PSA: There are tulips at Trader Joe’s! Always a sure-fire January pick-me-up…

Grace and peace to you!