Today, in Western Christianity, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. People that participate give up something for the duration of the Lent season. Most people choose something they won't really miss, like chocolate covered cherries or fruitcake. Some people give up something that is a true hardship for them, like smoking. I wish that some aspects of human nature, like making war on our fellow man, were as easy to give up as fruitcake. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.