June 22, 2021

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You’ll Be a Man, My Son: Rudyard Kipling on Manhood

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Georgia Army National Guard Capt. Chad Tyson receives a hug from son Chase during a welcome home ceremony in Marietta, Ga., after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan, on Nov. 22, 2013. (Courtesy of the National Guard Flickr page)

On a hot Virginia afternoon in early September, I stepped outside the Happy Creek Coffee Shop to take a break from writing and my computer.

From where I stood, I could see a crew of workmen repairing a pothole on High Street, the driver of a Sysco truck delivering foodstuffs to a local restaurant, the bearded postman making his rounds, a policeman carrying coffee to his patrol car, and a young man on a moped delivering packages.

And Rudyard Kipling came to mind. Read more from The Epoch Times.