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Capt. John Quinn
 
Another Day in Paradise: Last Farewells
I am not good at saying goodbye. Ask my wife, who began dating me over 40 years ago. I love ‘hello’. I enjoy spending time with people I know. I even enjoy meeting new people. But I hate goodbye. There is such finality to it. In the famous scene in Romeo & Juliet, Juliet says, “Good night! Good n...
Jun 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Preparing to go and looking back
Every story must come to an end. Next Friday, my wife and I will reach the end of our Kodiak story — at least in the first person. When I was in the Marine Corps, every time we were involved in an operation of any length, there were always the dreaded after-action reports. While these did not gen...
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Lines in the sand
I know our weather has been beautiful. You might even go so far as to call it amazing. But in spite of our record heat wave of however many days we actually reached 70 degrees, there are some lines I just won’t cross. One of those lines is swimming out on our wonderful beach. As I watched many pe...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Bearing our pains
As we have been moving boxes and furniture around, the old aches and pains reappear. Bruises that run up and down my arms, my back, shoulders and knees remind me that I’m not 18 anymore. I have increased my daily portion of anti-inflammatory and aspirin and have moaned greatly. I have been remind...
Jun 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Storing our treasures
One of the great things about being a Salvation Army Officer is that when you move, there is a place waiting for you. You don’t have to worry about finding housing, you don’t have to worry about packing up furniture when you leave your last post, all you have to do is pack up your few personal be...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: An Unexpected Provision
It was another typical Kodiak morning. The temperature was cool and comfortable. The dogs and I began our morning walk as usual. We walked down to the corner by Spruce Haven and dropped back to walk along the beach and enjoy the low tide. The usual birds were working their way along the tide pool...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Time for change
One of the most impressive sights to me was many years ago on a visit into Washington, D.C. While my friends and I were touring the Smithsonian museums and the many monuments throughout our capital city, we made our way over to Arlington and watched the changing of the guard on the Tomb of the Un...
May 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Time to clean up
May is clean-up month. This week, we will pay just a little more attention to picking up the litter that lines our streets and roadways. On Saturday, there will be crews out all over town to spruce up our image one more time before we get overrun with new faces so we can show them our best side. ...
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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