American Airlines

9 Aug 17 American Airlines I flew out to the East Coast last weekend. Back to CO yesterday. I flew on American Airlines. One connection on each leg of the round trip. In all fairness, flights were comfortable and mostly on-time. There was one problem: AA now insists...

Words!

5 Aug 17 The Meaning of Words: In our litagaphobic civilization, liability has become an object of morbid fear on the part of anyone, particularly any business entity with sufficient assets to attract the attention of sleazy, erstwhile-unemployed lawyers. This...

Fighting: Technique and Equipment

3 Aug 17 “When you are not prepared to confront your own death (with a grim smile) and chose to fight courageously, and die when that is the final outcome, for values and beliefs that are more important to you than life itself, then you are, in truth, unprepared and...

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1 Aug 17 Accessories: I am regularly asked about after-market “accessories” for production pistols, rifles, and shotguns, weapons that we recommend for serious use. The vast majority of after-market add-ons do not enjoy my recommendation, and I advise students that...

“Alternate” History!

26 July 17 If the amphibious assault on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on Tuesday, 6 June 1944, had failed (as it nearly did): “I don’t know what you saw in Africa and Italy, but I know what I saw in Russia and Poland. We made a cemetery a thousand miles long and a...