[NOTE: Marine is always capitalized. You can look up the fact in the AP Style Guide. You can look up the reason on line if you are curious.]
During the first class we had an "ice-breaker" exercise. During that exercise, I knew I was in the the part of the Army where I belong.
We each took a Post-It poster-size sheet, stuck it on the wall, and divided it in fours quadrants: Bio, Likes, Dislikes, Goals
Our class student leader is Ben. Here is some of his answers:
Vita Sackville West
The Saturn myth
The Lord of the Rings movies
Crossfit (as religion)
Ideology, particularly American pragmatism
Wynton Marsalis as representing all of Jazz
Grad student at Trinity College
learning to play the upright bass or speak a new languauge
develop more capacity empathy
Ben is a tall quiet staff sergeant who lifts weights and is a very fast runner.
I like being in the Army, but I like it a lot more in a room of soldiers like Ben.