The Fifth Estate includes social media, blogs, the internet in general, and all of us. Estates One, Two, and Three The first “three estates” describe the social hierarchy in medieval times. It consisted of the clergy, nobility, and commoners. But … Continue reading →
In Vancouver, a naked man displayed a sitar before aiming and plucking multiple notes on a banjo at Vancouver Police officers who returned fire with non-lethal ammunition. The man was then subdued and arrested.
I’ve worked according to ITAR rules for many years. Each of those years, I attended mandatory training which included a moderately comprehensive examination. Over those years, I have taught highly technical and sometimes defense-related topics in the United States and … Continue reading →
No matter how many times I chase this around the bush, I come back to the same conclusions: The “instructor” at the northwest Arizona shooting range that was killed by a nine year old with an Uzi, whether by absence … Continue reading →
Here’s the time-line to keep in mind. British citizens settled in the New World over a couple of centuries. Britain’s King George, strapped for cash, taxed the colonies to help pay the country’s bills, but did so without consulting his … Continue reading →
OK, this is going to be a fine line. The “link” included at the end of this post is to a publicly retrievable photograph on someone else’s web page, on Facebook to be precise. The photographer states (read it at … Continue reading →
There’s a whole Universe for you to explore and enjoy. You have the necessary abilities. You have each other for solace, comfort, companionship and help. It’s real, it’s big, it’s exciting. There are dangers and beauties at every place of every size and subtlety. Use everything in you and around you. Enjoy.
Google has announced it is terminating its RSS aggregator, Google Reader, as of July 1st. I’ve been using an app called “Reeder” by Readability on my iPad for some time to alert me to new posts on my favorite blogs … Continue reading →
Here’s an interesting graph of guns versus gun deaths (click this sentence to follow the link). After reading what the author had to say, I must confess the simplicity of his presentation makes for a very strong argument. I had to … Continue reading →