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Be Careful What You Say

This story was relayed to me by one of the security folks in a building where I used to work.  He was a nice older guy who always had a smile and pleasant word for whomever he met.  Consequently, he …

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March 22, 2015   1 Comment

Lincoln’s Gamble By Todd Brewster

Lincoln's Gamble
Brewster's detailed account is an important addition to understanding the Proclamation and the circumstances of its genesis. The book is well researched and Brewster writes well, if somewhat acerbically.Read the rest of this entry »

March 21, 2015   2 Comments

The Boston Massacre

On this day in 1770, British troops killed 5 Americans in an event that became known as The Boston Massacre.Read the rest of this entry »

March 5, 2015   2 Comments

Net Neutrality – Woot! (not)

Some contend that many if not most of those opposed to Net Neutrality are only opposed to it because the Obama Administration is so clearly for it.

That’s a fair contention. Certainly Obama raises so much ire in the minds …

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February 27, 2015   No Comments

The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman

The Geographer's Library
Fasman's The Geographer's Library is an interesting, if perplexing book, replete with mystery combined with great writing. Read the rest of this entry »

February 26, 2015   No Comments

The Last Shot by Lynn Schooler

Last Shot
The Last Shot is the story of the Confederate privateer, the CSS Shenandoah. But this book will appeal to an audience beyond that of Civil War enthusiasts. Before the Shenandoah ever fires a shot, the story teems with intrigue. Confederate agents, Union spies, evasive British officials and angry Union officials are among the characters who scuttle across Schooler’s first 40 pages.Read the rest of this entry »

February 24, 2015   No Comments

A “Particular” Meaning

Moral and spiritual progress do not necessarily correspond with technological progress. While the direction of technological progress tends to be forward as it is refined over time, moral and spiritual progress may actually regress – sometimes as a consequence of …

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February 23, 2015   No Comments

Cochrane, The Real Master and Commander by David Cordingly

Fans of the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin books, C.S. Forrester's Hornblower books, and of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's series, pretty much have to go seek out a biography of Thomas Cochrane at some point. Fortunately this book exists.Read the rest of this entry »

February 22, 2015   No Comments

Interesting Article on White House Strategy for Fighting Islamic State …

David Frum explains the White House "strategy" for fighting terrorism.Read the rest of this entry »

February 19, 2015   No Comments

Book Review: To Rule The Waves, How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

To Rule the Waves is a fascinating history of the British navy from its inception to its diminution. The author very convincingly shows the impact that the Royal navy has had in shaping the world as it is today. Technology, the balance of power, philosophy, slavery, and above all free trade were all subjects directly impacted by British navy and its evolution.Read the rest of this entry »

February 19, 2015   No Comments