Hauling Baby Rosita to Costa Rica’s La Migra

So there I was with a pickup load of Nicaraguans that I was hauling to the immigration office in Puerto Viejo near where my friends in the Comando Atlántico were quartered. In the bed of my truck were the five teenage boys who have taught me how to stay alive surrounded by poisonous snakes, and up … Continue reading Hauling Baby Rosita to Costa Rica’s La Migra

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Pink Mangos

All This Talk of Shooting Ranges Has Put Me to Thinking… 

…and remembering the time I first fired the Soviet “Star” pistol. The story goes like this: I was alone and unafraid (again) in some province outside of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia reconning a military base to see if we might embed some Marines there as part of an enlisted development program that I had initiated. Just me, … Continue reading All This Talk of Shooting Ranges Has Put Me to Thinking… 

Perhaps One’$ Last Chance to Be a Hero?

https://www.themozartgroup.com/#services I can vouch for the founder.

Movie Night: Contractor

Except for the opening shot, lily-white. https://youtu.be/Z8nkc2KKjd8

Virga Joy (or the Adventures of El Colonel De Corona) – Redux

Written by Douglas Kimball Publisher Description Colin Campbell is developing the first black pepper plantation in the West Indies. His days are spent clearing jungle, planting and fighting vipers. His nights are spent playing jazz piano at a local bar and enjoying the company of the local ladies. He meets Alan Greene at a jazz … Continue reading Virga Joy (or the Adventures of El Colonel De Corona) – Redux

Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Shadow Warrior

Where to begin? It seems that war is just too big of a topic for Hollywood to handle in 90-110 minutes. Go figure. I know I can’t do it justice in 300-plus pages, either, but it will be more accurate than anything Hollywood can dish up. I suspect what people want from Hollywood is to … Continue reading Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Shadow Warrior

BVotD: Numbers 6: 24-26

King James Version 24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Bad Actors

I talk and write about my parents way too much. It's because I am both in awe of them and fascinated by them; they provided me with a wonderful and very different kind of childhood. One aspect of that childhood was their involvement in the pro-life movement. They became active pro-lifers before Roe V Wade. … Continue reading Bad Actors

Spanish Language, Death & War, Wise Men & Fools

The poem below is found on a memorial near the town of Recogne, Belgium; and was written by a participant in the Battle of the Bulge.  We have only died in vain if you believe so You must decide the wisdom of our choice by the world which you shall build upon our headstones. And … Continue reading Spanish Language, Death & War, Wise Men & Fools