Cliftons strike again! My brother Josh contributed an article to a recent issue of his base magazine at Yokota Air Base, Japan, for a safety awareness series. He wrote a great piece called "Common Sense" in which he describes his acrobatic prowess as a busboy in Destin, Florida. My favorite phrase: "Physics prevailed..." Indeed, as I can testify! Josh trumpets the virtues of common sense (I typically gravitate to the uncommon variety) in true Chestertonian fashion (though I think Josh had that reprobate Thomas Paine in mind).
Coincidentally, today is Hunter S. Thompson's birthday. (Thanks, Garrison Keillor/"Writer's Almanac," for the tip.) Thompson got his start writing for his base paper as an airman. Hey Josh, when are you gonna write Fear and Loathing in Fort Walton Beach?