About Jason M

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  • Jason shared from Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
    He thought of the jungle, already regrowing around him to cover the scars they had created. He thought of the tiger, killing to eat. Was that evil? And ants? They killed. No, the jungle wasn’t evil. It was indifferent. So, too, was the world. Evil, then, must be the negation of something man had added to the world. Ultimately, it was caring about something that made the world liable to evil. Caring. And then the caring gets torn asunder. Everybody dies, but not everybody cares.
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  • Jason shared from Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
    Note: Today!
  • Jason shared from I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir by James Webb
    Despite my degree in engineering from the Naval Academy I would not have recognized an electrostatic precipitator if it were sitting by itself in a field with a large label on it, and if I had seen one in a village in the An Hoa Basin I probably would have become suspicious and blown it up.
  • Jason shared from Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
    A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain. Louie thought: Let go.
    Note: Louis Zamperini, 1917-2014
  • Jason shared from I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir by James Webb
    “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts.”
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