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A Good and Terrible Friday

Today we celebrate a young man who felt more fear, and suffered more greatly than any man has done before or since. Through the most courageous act in the history of the world he showed us the full measure of love, all because he’d rather die than live without us. “And He withdrew from them…

It Can Be A Wonderful Life

Watching a bit of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I’m struck by how desperately we need more of the spirit of George and Mary Bailey.

Merry Christmas!

I wish you all a merry Christmas, filled with love and laughter. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”John 1:14 Today we believers celebrate the day when Jesus, the Lion of Judah, the Arm…

Honoring Senator Robert J. Dole

Today our Republic lost a patriot, a soldier, a statesman, and a man of tremendous character. Senator Bob Dole was 98 years old, and served our nation for 79 of them.

The Shadow of a Beginning

That was the one thing that made me think, well, this may be the shadow of a beginning.Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird I often grow discouraged with the trajectory of our society, but this past week has been encouraging, and cause for hope. As someone who makes a living teaching lawful self-defense techniques and…

The Spoken Word

I’ve been delinquent in writing this last month, but that is in part due to the fact I’ve been speaking a good bit. It just dawned on me today (as I age I can occasionally be slow-witted) that I could also post my podcast appearances periodically so those discussions are archived and available as well.

Lone Star Armory Multi-Purpose Carbine-Enhanced

Today I took a bit of range time and put my new Lone Star Armory, Multi-Purpose Carbine-Enhanced (MPC-E) through its paces. A finely tuned blaster, it’s more accurate and reliable than any carbine I carried during my Special Forces career. More pics and a detailed performance review will follow down the road, but just know…

Unprecedented: He Did WHAT?!?

A General reminding his subordinates that there is a procedure to be followed regarding nukes, and demanding they follow it? Easily defensible. That’s not the real story here. Calling a Chinese General without authorization and assuring him our government was stable, while simultaneously promising to provide them early warning in advance of any US attack?…

What Precisely Is It That We Must Never Forget?

The “Falling Man” was one of your fellow citizens. On this day 20 years ago he was an office worker, probably settling in to his cubicle when evil men attacked him simply because he was an American. He survived the initial explosion, but could not escape the building. This man, who was probably very much…

Rudeness Ruins Rightness

Punctilious courtesy, good manners, and the Golden Rule reflect an attitude and acknowledgement that other people are, you know…actually people, equally deserving of consideration and basic decent and civil treatment despite our differences.

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