Although I have had posting privileges I have been very sparing in my use of them, not because I don’t I have something to say about nearly everything (whether anyone is interesting in hearing everything I say or not is another issue), but I do not want to post anything that would dishonor Lex’s memory.
Or anything that might interest me, but having come to vicariously “know” Lex – only through his writings, he would have had no interest in.
Most of you knew Lex in “real time” – some even face to face – I have had only his writings to discern his character.
Here is is the Lex I know (you more experienced readers – if I am wrong – slap me on the head – Army and Marine Corps veterans can kick me in the ….
It was said of Lady Diana by more than a few who knew her that she had a wicked sense of humor – and I believe that description goes to Lex too.
His humor was self deprecating, too. He wasn’t afraid to laugh at himself.
He had a humility to him. He recognized enlisted personnel, in particular the NCO Corps, as integral to the success of any mission.
Finally, in his blog, while military issues took “front and center”, other issues from time to time piqued his interest. He would post these not only to voice his opinions, but foster discussion among the commentariat.
I think this is one of them. “Learning from Dirty Jobs”, with Mike Rowe, producer and director of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs.
H/T to Jonathan of chicagoboyz.net