Category Archives: History

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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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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The De-Construction of Marriage

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

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9-11

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

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Lessons Learned From My Years In Afghanistan

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

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All Good Things…

Language, borders, culture. Take them in any order. This is what defines a nation. It is also one of those rare subjects on which one can truthfully assert that size doesn’t matter. One’s nation could be as large as the … Continue reading

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…to so few.

When one mentions “Dunkirk” to the average high-school student in America, one is inevitably met with glazed eyes right before those eyes flick back down to the ubiquitous i-Phone. For those with a greater-than 7-second attention span, here is William … Continue reading

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Western Civilization Benchmarks III

The year was 66 B.C. and Rome was engaged in what would be known as the Third Mithridatic War. Concurrently, the kingdom of Judea was engaged in a bloody civil war. Two princes, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus vied for the throne … Continue reading

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