Author Archives: Phil Christensen

About Phil Christensen

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

The Unhinged Left Demonstrates Why We Need The Adults In Charge.

This is the over-arching lesson we’ve gleaned over the weeks following the election and leading up to the inauguration. If we have learned nothing else, it’s that we need to put and keep the Adults in charge. Paul famously wrote … Continue reading

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Mattis Kills It At His Confirmation Hearing!

…the people you meet “over there.” I had the pleasure of meeting briefly with General Mattis in Kabul in 2010.  I was temporarily in charge of NTMA’s Joint Visitor’s Bureau at Camp Eggers.  There was an opening for a deputy … Continue reading

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The Reason You Lost – An Open Letter To The Left

You hate us.  You on the Left, really, really, hate us.  And you don’t even try to mask it.  I no longer puzzle over it.  I merely accept it.  You take your racism, your hate, and your immense self-regard, and you … Continue reading

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Why You’re Not Working From Home.

Everyone’s going to be out of a job, and it’s going to be great. Ok, no one’s really going to be out of a job, but a lot of people are going to be changing jobs in the decades to … Continue reading

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The Colonel’s Music List – Year-End Edition 2016

A few selections from the shelves. This post contains affiliate links. Mozart – 1756 -1791. I’ve lost lost tract of just how many of Mozart’s works I have on my possession.  Between CD’s (I still purchase them once in a while) … Continue reading

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Why We’re Not In Space Yet.

“Because I don’t want to go to Space.” That’s how my wife answered the question. Of course getting her on a plane would prove a challenge, so there you go. I cut my teeth on Star Trek – an optimistic … Continue reading

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The Tree. A Short Tale of Winter Solstice.

The Tree. Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, George III’s consort is generally credited with ordering the first Christmas Tree in England, making it enormously popular with the aristocracy of the time.

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We Keep Watching The Same Medical Drama

The Medical Drama you’re watching today is the same one your parents watched.  They same one.  This isn’t to say that some aren’t interesting, or that they don’t have decent character development. If you’re a fan, I get it. But you’re watching … Continue reading

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How The Federal Government Jacked With Your Retirement

Retirement – sounds so final, doesn’t it?  You’re not getting there.  Not the way you think. Or not the way you thought.  Remember the days of company financed pensions?  Yeah, neither do I. This post contains affiliate links.

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A Simple Soldier, & The Battle of Remagen

March, 1945. A war-ravaged continent, a bridge called Ludendorff, and a town called Remagen. Die-hard patches of snow littered the ground here and there. Months before, the German Wehrmacht launched a daring winter offensive, nearly negating the hard-fought Allied gains … Continue reading

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