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A Carroll “Lex” LeFon Primer

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Who was Carroll LeFon?

The best description of Lex that I’ve heard is “Imagine Hemingway flew fighters…and liked people.

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You don’t have to believe to understand

By lex, on December 25th, 2006

 

People of all faiths and those of none can take heart from the lesson that one man – a man born into humble circumstances far from the center of the world – can change the world.

There’s something in here for all of us, I think – the reminder at least, that’s it’s not only about the presents:

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Alleluia

By lex, on April 24th, 2011

He is risen.

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Good Friday

By lex, on April 22nd, 2011

Good Friday

From the Book of Common Prayer, today’s Collect seems especially apt:

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A Benedictine baptism

Posted by Lex, on March 23rd, 2008

A prominent Italian journalist was baptized this weekend by Pope Benedictine XVI. What gives the story its kicker is the fact that the journalist was a non-practicing Muslim and a controversial critic of Islam:

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Psalm 107, v23-30

By lex, on May 15th, 2008

They that go down to the sea in ships,
that do business in great waters;
these see the works of the LORD,
and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind,
which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They mount up to the heaven,
they go down again to the depths:

their soul is melted because of trouble.
They reel to and fro,
and stagger like a drunken man,
and are at their wit’s end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble,
and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they be quiet;
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

 

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Troubled

By lex, on October 21st, 2007

Forewarned is forearmed – a long, rambling post follows dealing with the Christian faith, the Episcopal Church of the USA and national politics. Most people who are not bored to tears will probably be outraged. As much as anything, I’m writing this one to myself. You’re welcome to read it if you’d like, but I won’t ask you to.

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Thought for the day

By lex, on February 21st, 2007

Remember, O Man, that thou art dust, and unto dust shalt thou return.

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Memorial Day

By Lex, on Mon – May 31, 2004

The text of my speech, for those who were curious. It will be given in church, so there are religious references – if such things offend you, I recommend you read elsewhere.

Wish me luck!

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Neptunus Lex: Some Recommended Posts By Category

To the reader: 

Carroll LeFon – aka “Lex” –  wrote more than simple “blog posts”. Much of what he wrote I would call essays and short stories. I am heartened to see people around the world still reading these – and passing them around – years after he wrote them. Some are humorous and  some are instructive. Some, like Icarus, are simply beautiful short stories. 

Since he wrote so much over 9 years, I created both the indices “Best of” and “Rest of” to try and make this manageable for the new reader. Even then, there’s about 1,700 or so not in the large indices.

From these indices  I thought it would be nice to organize some of these – my favorites – by category and give the new reader a “Lex Primer”. 

Hence this page.

Bill Brandt


Stories & Essays of the Navy

 

 Leadership

 

Naval Aviation and Safety

 

Humor

 

Life

 

 

 

 

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