The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Category Archives: Current Events and Politics
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
“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
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.
This election week has been a struggle for me. That’s unusual, because I don’t struggle with anything. I make a serious effort to remain centered around my God which by default means I am also centered around my principles. The sorting … Continue reading
Islam requires reformation. This needs to be said, therefore let’s stop dancing around the issue. To my knowledge Hindus, Taoists, and Buddhists generally don’t strap on bombs, and they don’t seek out soft targets in the Western World. One could make a … Continue reading
An Afghan Conversation “Sir, can you do without me today? My family is headed to the Panshir Valley today and I have to stay and watch the house.” While not the first time that Majeed (not his real name) begged … Continue reading
Sweeping out of the North at the head of his Visigoth army, Alaric entered Italy, encountering token resistance at best. The year was 410 A.D., and Rome’s days were clearly numbered. Charged with the security of the crumbling empire but … Continue reading