Monthly Archives: July 2009

posticon The Loaded Gun by John Cali

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Last week I received a brief, but powerfully moving letter from one of our readers, a Vietnam War veteran.

John Cali

Here’s the letter:

“Thank you so much for this (the video of The Way of the Warrior). It made me unload the gun. It stopped me from taking my life. I am a Vietnam vet who has chronic progressive multiple sclerosis.”

(Name withheld)

In a follow-up letter this man told me:

“If my letter will help others, please use it!… Read more

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Danny, my 33-year-old next-door neighbor, died last week. Nearly everyone is saying he died too young, and what a tragedy it is.

Can we die too young? And is it a tragedy if we do die young?

John Cali

Here is part of Danny’s obituary from our local newspaper:

“He was a free spirit and loving person. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He never met a stranger. . . . He was the best kind of trouble, the kind you knew had nothing but love for his friends and family.… Read more

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