Author Archives: Phil Christensen

About Phil Christensen

The trail behind me is littered with failure. The trail before me remains to be seen.

Voluntarily Giving Up Power – America’s Second Declaration of Independence

Voluntarily giving up power is such a rarity, we name cities after those who do.  Such men make independence and liberty possible. Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 – 43o BC) was a Roman Senator who wanted to retire from public life. … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day!

Division of Labor. I enjoy car trips with my wife. To be candid, she’s good company.  Now, do I wish she would take the wheel once in a while? Of course, I do.  But for the last 30 years, the … Continue reading

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ROTC – Taking Their Turn On The Wall…

Cadet Summer Training, the annual capstone event for the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) is the largest training event on the U.S. Army’s calendar.  This year, over 5,000  Millennials will descend on Fort Knox, straining the logistical limits of the … Continue reading

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Useful Ramblings

For the past few weeks, I’ve been knee-deep doing my part as a very-functional cog in the machinery of what is billed as the “largest annual training event in the U.S. Army.”  To no one’s surprise, Fort Knox is right where … Continue reading

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The Zombie Apocalypse And The Walking Dead. What Would It Take To Start Over?

Between Darwin and God, bet on God. The Zombie Apocalypse – during my 2nd Afghanistan tour, my son introduced his mother to AMC’s The Walking Dead.  Upon my return, I too received an introduction to the program.

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Is Jeanine Pirro Right? Does Paul Ryan Have To Go?

Nothing is so fractious as the right side of the political spectrum in victory.  So, what do you think?  Is Jeanine Pirro right?  Does Paul Ryan have to go and step down as Speaker of the House?  

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Equilibrium – Immutable Laws – Part 1

Equilibrium Is Everything. What is Equilibrium?  It’s more than balance, though balance plays it’s part.  Equilibrium is the law.  It’s the universal distribution of Matter and Energy, bound by the fact that neither can be destroyed, only changed in form. … Continue reading

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If 10% Is Good Enough For The Almighty God…

Alex: Because it’s small enough not to impact one’s life style, yet just big enough for one to miss it.                                         … Continue reading

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Over The Top And Out Of Their Minds.

April, 46 B.C. Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, known to history has Cato The Younger, lay awake in the pre-dawn hours.  The legions of Julius Caesar, flushed with victories over the armies of Pompey, Ptolemy XIII, and Metellus Scipi bore down on … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Classics I – Selections From The Colonel’s Library

Every library should have at least some classical literature on the shelves.  Here is a little of what is on mine. Dracula – Bram Stoker, 1897. Every wish you had enough juice to make your real estate agent pay you … Continue reading

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