A Boxkicker’s Christmas Carol

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar Fish says:

    Great stuff, Andrew. Thanks for writing this. I was lucky enough as a baby airman to have NCO’s above me who cared about building good airmen and not so much about what the regs say, and for that I’ll always be grateful. Thanks for writing this.Report

  2. Avatar Kazzy says:

    One of my fave scenes in a movie is an odd one and comes at the beginning of “Collateral”, a very good Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise action movie. Foxx is a taxi driver with ambition of opening a fleet of private cars. The opening sequence shows him painstakingly attending to his video with an attention to detail that feels almost out of place. He makes small talk with a customer — he is “feeling her”, as kids say — and downplays his current role as just something he’s doing until he achieves his dream. But she stops him and notes the level of pride he takes in his work, even if he’s not proud/satisfied with the job itself. It offers insight into his character that is crucial to his role in the movie. And it’s just a cool representation/discussion of what work ethic can be: for Foxx’s character, it’s doing his best and taking seriously his job, no matter what it was.Report

  3. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    Nicely done.Report

  4. Avatar North says:

    Great writing boss!Report

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