Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

Here’s the 2013 annual report for this blog.

I really appreciate all of you all, and the community we have here.

I’ll be posting some big news regarding 2014, probably tomorrow.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 93,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Something positive and inspiring to help kick off your week

Every day, we’re inundated with fear and bad news… (Knock out game, Congressional impasse, a huge divide in our country, you name it…)

Here, though, is something positive. Something inspiring. Something that will make you feel better about the world, and remind you that each of us can do a small thing here and there to make this world more bearable for those around us.

It’s a bit long, but worth the watch.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please, consider following me and joining our small community. And, also, make sure you leave a comment. I love hearing from you guys and I try to answer each and every comment. No need to sign in or use your name.

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USMC postpones rule for women doing pull-ups

Women just took another hit in their effort to serve in infantry units in the Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps quietly cancelled its new rule that required women to be able to do three pull ups instead of a flexed arm hang, which meant holding one’s chin above the pull-up bar for at least 15 seconds.

Here’s the full story: Marines: Most Female Recruits Don’t Meet New Pullup Standard.

Go read the story and come back and share your thoughts. I’d love to know what you all think, both about the pull-up requirement postponement, and women serving in the infantry.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Believe me… You really want to follow me. And, please, leave a comment. It helps build our community, plus I love hearing from you guys. Best of all, I try to answer each and every comment and remember, you don’t have to sign in or use your name.

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