The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Category Archives: Current Events and Politics
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
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
Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to … Continue reading
The War On Poverty has failed. As a nation, we need to come to terms with this very simple fact. If not, then the system will collapse of its own weight, because the current model is unsustainable. I’m from the government … Continue reading
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.