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Coolness that looks cool

Even cooler than the gun itself is the visual component. But the whole thing is cool from a engineering POV. Tweet

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On leadership and dissent

Benjamin Runkle has penned a fascinating article detailing the first meeting of General John J. Pershing and Major George C. Marshall 100 years ago today during the early days of the AEF involvement in World War I. Pershing, upset with … Continue reading

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Do we really know?

These days it’s commonplace to judge someone based on a single post, a single statement, a single act. People have been condemned for a brief moment in time, in complete ignorance of everything else that has come before it. Who … Continue reading

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Carillons are cool!

Martin from Wintergatan continues his tour of the amazing instruments in (and near) the Spielklok Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands, and discovers what must be one of the coolest jobs around: city carillon player. I’d LOVE to get the tour he … Continue reading

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Bibbi Babkhas!

I was trying to explain to my kids where I got a certain quote and turned to YouTube to save me. Some of you may remember the catch-phrase “Well of course not, don’t be ridiculous!” So while I was introducing … Continue reading

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Sit and listen

I’ve been enjoying audio books for years now. They’re a great way to spend my hour-a-day commutes. But I’ve noticed lately that I’ve developed a weird habit. I can’t just sit and listen to an audio book. I can listen … Continue reading

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Does context matter?

I’ve already said my piece about NFL protests. Knock yourself out, Colin. You too, Donald. But I do have to wonder something. Suppose you went out to see a movie. You buy your tickets, your popcorn and soda, find your … Continue reading

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Virga over the Kirga

You know those clouds that have streamers of…something…hanging below them as if it were heavily raining, and yet it doesn’t reach the ground? Perhaps you don’t, as it usually occurs over deserts or at high altitude. I live in a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberty Boy, by David Gaughran

Though I most often read fantasy or science fiction, anyone who follows my blog (all three of you) knows that I also enjoy history, biographies, non-fiction, and historical fiction. “Liberty Boy” is the latter. Written by David Gaughran, an Irishman … Continue reading

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Six degrees of Adolph Hitler

Guilt by association. Guilt by breathing the same air. Guilt by handshake. Guilt by non-denial. This is the culture we now live in; a culture where a friend of mine has to wave off negative comments when simply posting that … Continue reading

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