Winning the Peace (Ch. 3)

Past being prologue, it is not likely that either the Department of State or CIA is going to beat back the onslaught of Salafism. The intent here is to provide leadership with a notion of the type of Foreign Area Officer (FAO) required to develop and implement strategy. The current “strategy,” whatever it may be, … Continue reading Winning the Peace (Ch. 3)

Winning the Peace (Ch. 2)

Anyone who believes that we are winning the so called “Global War on Terrorism” has not endured an airport screening lately. Winning the peace would mean that you could board a plane as stress free as you did before 9-11. No, what we see and feel in today’s America is not what peace looks like. … Continue reading Winning the Peace (Ch. 2)

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

North Star

There is but one immutable guiding light. Forever fixed in the heavens - it does not, cannot rise or set. The North Star is the pilgrims guide to knowledge. Follow your beacon without fear through good and bad. If you remain steadfast and humble in seeking wisdom, she will lead to peace, love, meaning, purpose, … Continue reading North Star

Our Revels Now Are Ended…Redux

Didja miss me? As I write this, I’m at anchor, if that’s still the term, in New York harbor, waiting to disembark after a week on this Dome-of-Pleasure cruise ship. It has been a week of incredible luxury! And the best part is, our fellow passengers: they are not the 1%, they are definitely the … Continue reading Our Revels Now Are Ended…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

North Star

There is but one immutable guiding light. Forever fixed in the heavens - it does not, cannot rise or set. The North Star is the pilgrims guide to knowledge. Follow your beacon without fear through good and bad. If you remain steadfast and humble in seeking wisdom, she will lead to peace, love, meaning, purpose, … Continue reading North Star

nCOVID-19 Alert – Redux (originally posted 2 Feb 2020)

Something is not right. This very deadly virus originated from the same province within China where they also have a biological weapons type laboratory. It is late here and that is all I've got for now but you will be hearing more about this soon enough. China is suppressing the truth as per SOP and … Continue reading nCOVID-19 Alert – Redux (originally posted 2 Feb 2020)

¡Baby Rosita’s First Time to a Doctor, Pura Vida! (Redux)

I’ve been asked by a gentle reader to write something more cheery about my adventures in Costa Rica that do not involve killing snakes or slaying señoritas. Hope you will find this uplifting. What was that again about mad dogs and Englishmen in the midday sun? I’m dizzy again and on the verge of heat … Continue reading ¡Baby Rosita’s First Time to a Doctor, Pura Vida! (Redux)