femalenavyOkay, I’m back…
(Whoopee.)
(Thanks.)
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(So, you were gone?)
(I’m sure a couple of people noticed.)
(If you say so.)

No big deal, I just had to take some time to recharge the old batteries.
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(So, are you recharged?)
(No.)
(Didn’t think so.)

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I have to lead off my less-than-triumphant return to blogging by telling you about one of my favorite late night reads.

When I first discovered this writer, his work reminded me of John Steinbeck’s novel, Travels With Charley. Of course, a casual observation like that is never fully accurate.

Ben Conrad (a.k.a. USS Ben USN (Ret)) has a style all his own and trying to describe it by comparison is unfair to both writers. After all, anytime you try to put someone in a box you always fall short of the mark.

Ship

Just as with Steinbeck’s novel, Ben’s blog is taking you on a journey through a portion of his life. At times you’re not sure if you’re reading a work of fiction or an autobiography except for the fact that it is just too painfully honest not to be real. For me to describe it further would be to spoil it for you… so I’ll just leave you the privilege of discovering One Cosmos at Sea for yourself.

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(So, you’re really back?)
(For the moment.)
(And we can look forward to more of this?)
(Excited?)
(Breathless.)
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(You realize you’re talking to yourself again.)

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