Stephen Doster

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I was born in England to a mother who served as a WAFF on eight RAF fighter stations during World War II and a father who served as a navigator in the Pacific during that war on the USS Taylor, a Fletcher class destroyer that earned nine battle stars. Much to my good fortune, our family relocated first to Alabama, then Georgia, where I grew up on a small barrier island off the Georgia coast. St. Simons (now a resort area) is a low-country boil of clashing cultures. Timucua Indians, Spanish missionaries, English settlers, slaves and plantation owners, Confederate and Union soldiers, and Saltwater Geechee have all taken their turns on its stage, supplanting one another as lords and masters of the island. St. Simons is now the domain of middle ...more

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“Don't rely on memory alone. Memory has a way of skewing what actually happened into what should have happened. You cannot learn from what should have been, only from what was.”
Stephen Doster, Lord Baltimore
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“In one day, life placed before you a series of lessons, each with its own important message, and the best you can do is come away with a single, pessimistic observation? That is not a pattern of thought that will serve you well over the years. It is certainly not a pattern that leads to happiness. I would suggest that if you wish to avoid becoming embittered by degrees, you should look for the positive lesson in all instances.”
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