The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Category Archives: Defining Western Civilization
Monuments And Those Who Are Triggered This may surprise some of the people who know me. With respect to monuments, I don’t have a dog in the fight. So here is my take on the confederate monument controversy. The existence … Continue reading
Not Cool. This picture raises more questions than it answers. Are these immigrants or native born Americans? Tourists? Members of the same family? Without further information, all we are left with are presumptions. But presumptions informed by experience. This appears … 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
Rebellious Conformity: yes, I thought that one up myself. The paradox nests rather nicely with respect to current events. Members of the most pampered, protected demographic in the history of the world gathered in Washington, D.C. last weekend to complain about… … Continue reading
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.
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