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It arrived on a Friday afternoon. The idea probably originated somewhere over the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa. It slowly spun its way to the northwest, and the thought finally made landfall in Florida. From there it gained speed and zipped across the eastern seaboard, through South Carolina, over D.C. and up the New Jersey Turnpike. There the idea slowed again, and had been downgraded to a concept by the time it crossed the Hudson. Once across the water it regained speed at the expense of power, and it flew like a sparrow, darting through cars and trucks and people, until it finally found me, stuck in traffic, and flew through my ear into my head.
And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life.
It was as close to perfection as I could imagine. History had always been my academic passion. Iíve sucked each and every history textbook dry of information and itís not slaked my thirst. Iíve sat down and read countless encyclopedia articles, books and websites, and Iíve watched more hours of the History Channel than anyone Iíve ever met. Iíve come to admire the great men and movements in our history that have gotten our country to where it is today. Iíve also thought about the men and movements that will carry it into the future, and I know that I want to have a hand in guiding the progress of our nation and world.
My passion for hist

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