Military Life Ethos
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home
Stories and History // Anchor Division
When i look at this photo, a million thoughts pass through me all at once. It seems like it was just yesterday i was entering a new world of metal and blood, sweat, and oil. The fact is, i never saw myself as a machinist. I kept thinking about how i would get through this world i was about to enter. I grew up with a technical mindset and i had jumped into a fine-tuned, heritage driven world of building, creating, inventing beautiful objects. I worked in a factory that opened in 1880, where most of the tools were still in tact, i was always the youngest one (and still to this day). I would hear stories and tall-tales from senior citizens that had worked there since they were young boys. It was absolutely intriguing to me to see how they lived, worked. They were real blue-collar craftsman. They had taught me everything i know to this day. I will always and forever appreciate my fellow blue-collar workers. I have so much respect for all of you. You have built the world we see today. I see the beauty in trade or craft that others may not. My hands will always be rough.
I’m now currently working as an engineer in a more advanced state. I don’t see exactly what i did before but i am however on the other side of things. Some words of wisdom.
Never be afraid to get your hands dirty, we are young and restless and creation is in our genes.
Photo by: Joseph O. Holmes
Life will be complete when i wake up in a room like this.
Heres the plan: Everyone is going to purchase a bike, come up to massachusetts, and were all going to ride.