The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Author Archives: Phil Christensen
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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