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Impromptu Rifle Range and Lessons Learned!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Post Parris Island rifle range refresher course; some lessons are learned well and quickly!

Sonia Nassery Cole’s Battle to Make an Afghan Film – NYTimes.com

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

“Come hell, come shine, I was going to make this movie,” said Ms. Cole, a novice filmmaker whose primary job is running the Afghanistan World Foundation, a charity focused on refugees and women’s rights. via Sonia Nassery Cole’s Battle to Make an Afghan Film – NYTimes.com.

Too Many Hamburgers? – NYTimes.com

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Studying China’s ability to invest for the future doesn’t make me feel we have the wrong system. It makes me feel that we are abusing our right system. There is absolutely no reason our democracy should not be able to generate the kind of focus, legitimacy, unity and stick-to-it-iveness to do big things — democratically […]

Mr. Beck Goes to Washington – NYTimes.com

Monday, August 30th, 2010

“Now more than ever, Americans love leaders who seem to validate their way of life. This spirit of self-affirmation was at work in evangelicals’ enduring support for Bush, in the enthusiasm for the Dean campaign among the young, secular and tech-savvy, and now in the devotion that Palin inspires among socially conservative women. The Obama […]

Greyhound of the seas – Clipper ship

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

“The clipper ship often shortened to clipper was a fast sailing ship that dominated the seas during the middle of the nineteenth century.  It romanticized the seas and made pop stars of ship masters.  Newspapers followed the voyages of the fastest of this fleet and bets were wagered on transit times.  A true clipper had […]

Marines pour resources into mental health care

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – They have been in harms way for years in two countries, in a branch of the military where toughness and self-reliance have been especially prized for generations. Now the Marines are struggling against an enemy that has entrenched itself over nearly a decade of war: mental illness. via Marines pour resources […]

Editorial Notebook – Say It Loud – NYTimes.com

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

“The class assignment for the eighth graders deep in rural Appalachia was to stand up guilt-free about extolling the dialect spoken in their local mountain “hollers.” Sound forth; never mind the “hillbilly” stigma that can especially haunt teenagers. On a visit a decade ago to Ellenboro, W.Va., I delighted to hear Kyre Bartz tell a […]

Your best just got better

Monday, June 7th, 2010

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The Queen Mary 2 – What More Needs to be Said

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009