Many there are that can fall, but few can arrive at the felicity of falling gracefully. Alexander Pope ‘He’s going to the dirt’ – – expression used by tower hands when someone falls from a 1,000 ft. radio tower When you first begin to fall, from a tree, a ladder, a cliff, for the first […]
In military parlance ‘The Killing Ground’ is that area inside an ambush where the enemy is destroyed. A classic ambush is a U-shaped pocket formed by your forces; the enemy ,by ruse or terrain or direction of travel, is drawn into the open end of the U. Once inside, the opening is closed behind them, and the […]
$18,609,800,070,329(Nov. 2015) Eighteen Trillion dollars and rising. That is what hangs over our heads. That is what hangs over the heads of our children, and their children, and their children. The debating and arguing in the House and the Senate of the last month have been over how much more to add to this towering edifice […]
If you stand on the bank of a river or good-sized creek, and you want to know how deep it is before you stick your foot in, you pick up a couple of rocks; golf-ball size or a little smaller. You toss the first rock in a couple of feet from the bank and it goes—plip. […]
The Dykes by Rudyard Kipling We have no heart for the fishing – we have no hand for the oar – All that our fathers taught us of old pleases us no more. All that our own hearts bid us believe we doubt where we do not deny – There is no proof in […]
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At the Avenue of the Americas, in Manhattan, New York City, there is a billboard sized electronic display called-The National Debt Clock. It shows a running total of the national debt of the United States and each citizens share of that debt. It currently stands at around 14 trillion dollars and counting. That is a […]