Ramble (28 Sept 2021)

Ramble (28 Sept 2021)

A few thoughts on what I am doing and on what we see going on out there currently. None of it is really is worth an entire post. You may agree or not agree with some of it, but it is just what I think...

What Would Jefferson Do?

What Would Jefferson Do?

...do not hesitate to reply... that, well, you were vaccinated because that is what Thomas Jefferson would have had done...

USS Constitution Is Staying In Port

USS Constitution Is Staying In Port

Yes, yes, everyone knows France signed an alliance in 1778 with the new U.S. to aid (for a variety of reasons: from some there truly supporting the idea of "liberty" to others who merely saw a great opportunity to stick it to France's long-time adversary, Great Britain) the country in its war for independence. But much less known today...

Two Decades Later

Two Decades Later

I recall clicking between the BBC and CNN International and seeing the sickening images we now recall all too well. I also tried to call my parents in New York, but all I got repeatedly was a busy signal.

Not For The Last Time

Not For The Last Time

When some strongly criticize US "interventionism," such critics rarely condemn U.S. troops invading Sicily in 1943, or Normandy in 1944, or kicking in the gates to Nazi concentration camps, or even battling for South Korea from 1950-53...

Maybe I Need The Mari-jah-wah-na?

Maybe I Need The Mari-jah-wah-na?

Maybe I should partake of some of what a great aunt called "the mari-jah-wah-na" that I was such a square I would never try when I was young and actually sensible? Would that relax me?

Publishers: Between A Rock And Another Rock

Publishers: Between A Rock And Another Rock

We need to bear in mind that even lying ugly treatises teach us something. If we are to try to understand those who think such ways, we need to read what they write.

Horses, Sails, And Walking

Horses, Sails, And Walking

I threw together that draft map of some locations that will be in the coming book thinking a version of the map may appear in that book - the first time I will have published such an "aid."

Guns, Guns, Guns

Guns, Guns, Guns

George Floyd was not shot by police, yet he was killed as he was largely because of how US policing has mis-developed...

Of Equality Of Opinion

Of Equality Of Opinion

How I do wish we could just say to that type: "You know, please don't read my books, because they are too difficult for you..."

One Night Layover

One Night Layover

"You're not going to want to miss this show!" we are told. Well, I wish I had missed it.

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

Allow me, as a man (and historian), please to offer the following thoughts...

The First Five

The First Five

Let's have a brief look back at each of the first five U.S. presidents...

“Charité at War”

“Charité at War”

I was particularly drawn to it because being a German-made production about the Second World War, it is rare for rather obvious reasons.

Friday Digest: 5 February 2021

Friday Digest: 5 February 2021

Several varied points to conclude this week...