When I started Serpent’s Smile with the “one chapter per week” goal, my writing process included a rewrite and an edit before each post. That was how I blogged – or at least how I tried to blog. For the … Continue reading
Outlaws are, by definition, outside the law. Laws don’t stop them. Passing new laws to stop criminals is foolish. Laws define criminals. No more than that. Those who voluntarily comply are the lawful citizenry. That’s me and probably most of … Continue reading
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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
Every time I see all those little turds circling after and following the big ones down the toilet, I look forward to the next general election.
I fear that those of us who have never known war first hand will, in our ignorance of and inaction to distant evils, serve only to give them time to perpetrate those horrors again and again.
God help us shed our ignorance, remember those who sacrificed to preserve our freedoms, and gird our resolve to do what must be done.
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Just so there’s no doubt, patriotism means “love that people feel for their country” (Merriam-Webster) “strong feelings of love, respect, and duty toward your country” (MacMillan) “The quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one’s country” (Oxford) “devotion to one’s … Continue reading
Hint: Count the flags.