Monthly Archives: March 2023


28 Mar 23   “Property was first invaded,   … then liberty.   It is the method of oppressors first to make men beggars, then make them slaves.”   Matthew Henry   What we describe as “tyranny” is, and has historically been, the “normal mode” of governance in nations of the world.   In Western […]

2023 Tac-Con

27 Mar 23   2023 Tac-Con, Dallas, TX   This year’s Tac-Con get-together at the Dallas Pistol Club Range Complex just concluded.   There were somewhere between 300 and 400 participants, plus Instructors and staff.   There were lectures, hands-on personal defense (blades, Kubaton) classes, and live-fire classes.   Many ran simultaneously, so one could […]


22 Mar 23   ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) Annual Conference, St Louis, MO, 2023   Vicki and I just departed St Louis, MO when we attended the 2023 ILEETA Convention. Both Vicki and I presented Classes there.   We’re now on our way to Dallas, TX for the 2023 Tac-Com, hosted […]


16 Mar 23   Historical Literacy:   As the Ukraine Invasion grinds on and on, Russia has sadly seen amazing numbers of its armored vehicles, trucks, transports of all kinds, etc destroyed wholesale by Ukrainian forces, or simply abandoned by their crews, because they broke-down or ran out of gas!   Losses have been staggering. […]

Faith in Fluff

15 Mar 23   “‘Shelter in place!’ will always be the bean-counter’s directive. They want only to be able to ‘account’ for everyone.   Dead or alive is all the same to their mission, so long as you are ‘accounted for’”   Gochenour   “Restraining” orders!   A current, court-issued “restraining order,” along with CCTV […]

Same old tactics!

14 Mar 23   “There’s an attrition that takes place inside, one in which options and choices and even desires are ground ever smaller until finally their existence can no longer be confirmed by observation.   … until desire is a ghost.”   Doug Dorst   Some things never change!   On the “Eastern Front” […]

Doing nothing!

10 Mar 23   “The beauty of doing nothing is that ‘nothing’ can always be done perfectly!   Indecisiveness and procrastination are thus chosen ways of life for most. They follow the course of least resistance, which is to do nothing. This provides a security blanket of never being ‘wrong,’ never making mistakes, never being […]


9 Mar 23   Observations, as our world continues to deteriorate:   When the WTC Towers collapsed, one consistent point I observed was the critical value of practicing E&E (Escape and Evasion) at the earliest juncture.   Many died in the South Tower, because they heeded orders from NY/NJ Port Authority Police who told them […]

The worm that destroys!

1 Mar 23   “Corrupt politicians make the other ten-percent look bad.”   Henry Kissinger   “The competent need not apply!”   This from friends in the System:   “It is difficult to grasp just how badly our officers corps, along with our military’s ability to conduct warfare, has been compromised by woke politics and […]


28 Feb 23   “We trained hard, but every time we were beginning to form-up into coherent teams, we would be suddenly ‘reorganized!’   I was to learn later, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, that we tend to meet every new situation by ‘reorganizing.’   And, a wonderful method it can be […]