Winning the Peace: Defined.

Our current “strategy” seems to be designed to make Iraq a vassal state of Iran while spending over a trillion dollars to improve the infrastructure in Afghanistan before turning it back over to the Taliban. I haven’t seen it written so succinctly anywhere but that is sorta kinda how it looks from my bunker here … Continue reading Winning the Peace: Defined.

Preface: 50 Shades of Simon – Redux

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: 50 Shades of Simon – Redux

Almost Heaven

foot massage My gf (at the time) and owner of this massage studio is on her knees in the white shirt. She is of the Lisu Hill Tribe and lost her baby brother when he was 3-4 years old. She said, in a nut shell, he died because they were poor. Americans have no idea … Continue reading Almost Heaven

Good Morning from the Land of Smiles

In the country of my birth my views are intolerable and my existence is unacceptable. Change my mind.

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

¡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)

Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity” – Why Me, Lord? (Book III, f & g)

Greetings ST, 'Sieurs, 'Ettes, and All! Welcome back to our continuing exploration of the work of C. S. “Jack” Lewis .  When we last attended Prof. Lewis's 'broadcast talks' (collected in the book titled Mere Christianity), we'd come to the end of the preliminary explorations of part one: "Right and Wrong as a Clue to the … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity” – Why Me, Lord? (Book III, f & g)

Winning the Peace – Redux

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 – Redux

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