" Alan, I'd say that past mistakes can never be corrected but you can avoid making them again. There's much about my past that I might do different if I were able to go back in time and take a different path. For example, I wish I…"
" There was a time when I spent an inordinate amount of my time brooding about my teenage years. In hindsight they were terrific and I missed a lot about them: playing basketball, hanging out with friends, chasing girls, not having to go to work…"
" Here's an interesting perspective: in 2063, our kids will be talking about where they were on 9/11/01. Kennedy will be thought of the way we think of Lincoln today, an important but distant historical figure."
" I didn't mean to misrepresent your position on violence, and if that's the impression I gave, you have my apologies.
As it so happens, my father was a school administrator for many years. He ran a tight ship and certainly did…"
" Any time somebody starts a discussion about a topic that involves violent activity, you are opening the door for the pacifist to chime in with his view that all violence is wrong, whether it is two boys scuffling on the playground or nations…"
" No doubt many modern-day Americans (especially liberals) would be aghast at the thought of settling disputes in such a primitive way. Nowadays we hire lawyers to take our adversary to court, where, by proxy, we can then tear him a new one in a…"
" Helena P. Schrader, historian and author, considered an authority on ancient Sparta, has this to say in the author's notes of her novel "Leoniadas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer", the second in her trilogy about the life of…"
"Gates of Fire", "The Last Amazon", Pressfield
Theodore Roosevelt bio trilogy, Morris
"Empire" series, Iggulden
"John Rain" series, Eisler
"Bob Lee Swagger" series, Hunter
Novels by Tom Clancy, Dick Couch, Ward Carroll, David Poyer, Brad Thor.
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
The Passion of the Christ
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks for your comment. I can't tell you how many students never make it past three or four classes because it's boring learning kihon, or they find out they're not going to become kung fu theater-like acrobats.
"i am 5' 7". i don't feel short at all. oddly, people tell me i am short, make short jokes, etc... but it just doesn't faze me, never has. sometimes i realize i am always looking up at other men when standing…"
"A few disjointed thoughts, for what little they're worth:
America is far more "socialist" than I think a portion of the public believes. In other countries I've been to, business is much less encumbered by regulation. BUT,…"
"I do it regularly. It's pretty good. One of the big tricks is: however tempting it is to get it to blend more smoothly, don't put in too much liquid. Run the blender for longer instead.
...and the order you put the…"