" 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…"
"I appreciate the comments by the veterans here, but as a civilian, I think vets have to keep in mind that it is likely the comments and questions you hear from us, while some may be delivered clumsily, are genuine expressions of gratitude for your…"
" Today's men know very little about hat etiquette, or about etiquette of any kind, for that matter. Where I live (northern WI) the hat of choice is the ballcap, preferably with a rolled-up bill and some kind of hunting or sports logo.…"
" Second day, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Walked the Via Dolorosa, visited the Western Wall, and were told we could not go to the Temple because that's Muslim territory now and non-Muslims are not allowed, although they are allowed in the…"
" We spent 2 days in Israel (myself, my wife and my parents) as part of a cruise trip. Our first visit there. The first thing that struck me was that when we docked in Haifa, Israeli immigration authorities came on board to check our passports.…"
" People who do odd or bizarre things probably have some wiring inside that's gotten twisted around. We may never be able to figure all that out. Similarly, the person who is physically male but feels inclined to act as a woman obviously…"
" My point was that a person's character is the most important thing. That does not mean we should ignore gender. God, after all, created us as male and female. I would not like a TG person who is physically man but "feels" he…"
"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
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
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Stick with it. Guitar, in this guitarist's opinion, is an easy instrument to start at,…"
This morning I read Brett's how-to guide on being a new Dad, and it got me thinking about my 2 boys. Now that the youngest is around the 17-month mark, I have begun to realize that I will probably never be a "new' father again, so now even though I get to watch and experience new things alongside my sons, I also find myself reflecting on the things we've seen and done already. My personal favorite memory is one that actually happened with my youngest, and caused a fairly energetic spat between…See More
"I knew early on that I didn't want to have kids. It wasn't totally a financial consideration (although that did factor in). I didn't have my vasectomy until I was in my mid 30s so I suppose I should count myself lucky given the number…"