Category: Thoughts

Adam Mattis

Dear Mrs. Douglas

Dear Mrs. Douglas, You may not remember me. I was in your 7th grade English class, many years ago. I was an unremarkable student. My writing was poor, I rarely turned in an assignment, I read none of the assigned literature, and my participation in class was limited to scribbling algorithms in my notebook.

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Spilled Coffee

What I Read in 2019

In preparing to write this post, I have come to realize that I slacked in 2019 in terms of reading. My reading list is much shorter than in years prior. Improvement opportunity for 2020? Certainly. Even so, I learned a lot of great things in 2019.

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Dachau Memorial

Dachau: A Photo Essay

During an acclamation day on a recent trip to Germany I took a drive to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. There are no words to describe what I saw or how I felt, so I will do my best with photos.

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Adam Mattis in Baghdad

Reflections of war.

enlisted in the U.S. Army, and I have just finished watching two hours of HBO’s “Generation Kill.” Though I feel so many things right now, the overwhelming feeling is “..where has the time gone?

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