The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Category Archives: History
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
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
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.
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.
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
Marriage, as we know it is all but gone. And it’s our fault. People will still get “married,” of course. Couples will hold a ceremonies in front of friends and family pledging to build a life together. For a little while … Continue reading
For the briefest of times we were unified. We knew who the enemy was. We had clear vision and purpose. We understood that evil had a face, an ideology, and the means to harm us. Remember the victims. Remember the … 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