Cool Heads in Crisis

Tom Clancy imagined history before it happened. This prodigious writer of fiction had a knack for sewing together elements of technology, animus between nation states, and the dark schemes of terrorists into seamless and compelling works of fiction. His 1994 book Debt of Honor laid out a Japanese plot to take revenge on the United... Continue Reading →

Lest We Forget

Rudyard Kipling wrote Recessional for Queen Victoria’s 60-year Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Her life and reign were winding down, she would die in 1901, and though the British Empire was at its zenith, it too would soon descend from its lofty heights to earth. After World War II the British Empire would become a less fearsome... Continue Reading →

Mr. Kavanaugh Goes to Washington

Allysia Finley has an outstanding article in the October 4th, 2018 Wall Street Journal Opinion section titled, "Will the Senate Kill A Mockingbird?" It's a great, point-by-point comparison of the treatment Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is receiving with Tom Robinson in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", my wife's favorite book of fiction, and... Continue Reading →

Christian Hope

Fear & Trumpst Against all the nay saying Donald Trump is a politician who has actually followed up on many/most of his campaign pledges. From policies aimed at maintaining or returning jobs to the United States and leveling the international trade playing field, to First Amendment freedoms to the selection of Supreme Court nominations, the... Continue Reading →

True Patriots

My wife Cathie is a true patriot; I don’t know anyone who loves this country more than she does. Nor do I know anyone with more zeal for this country’s return to goodness and greatness than she has.   WWI era songster and Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan, was auspiciously born on the 4th... Continue Reading →

Means & Ends

In 128 days we'll have a new President of the United States of America. Unless events conspire to derail one or both of the current presumptive nominees, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will occupy that office. Even as I write that I cringe.  While both these candidates have their enthusiastic supporters, God bless them... Continue Reading →

Can We Still be Friends?

If I vote for Donald Trump, can we still be friends? To my brothers and sisters in Christ, if I vote for Trump, will you still love me, claim me, own me as one of your own in the family of faith? Or, if I sit out this election for lack of a candidate I... Continue Reading →

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