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The Struggle

The Struggle

I walked down the long, marbled hall dimly lit by the overhead chandeliers.  Every six feet or so an ornate alcove was built into the walls, each holding a pedestaled marble bust of transcendent military leaders dating from antiquity.  Walking down this hallway was both inspirational and foreboding.     Some of these leaders, such as Genghis Khan,...

Á mes amis en France, merci!

Á mes amis en France, merci!

Á mes amis en France, merci!     On Sunday the 12th of October something seismic happened.     These things do happen from time to time, but you have to look for them.  Sometimes they are immediately apparent; sometimes, upon reflection, we can see that a particular event was an inflection point.     Back during President Trump’s first presidential campaign… (the one...

Kids on E-Bikes Coffee with Steven

Kids on E-Bikes

Mighty questions blow with the predictability of standards in a breeze.     We look at the soft ripples of the fabric and attempt to extrapolate meaning and, in turn, create a framework for predictability.  This is, in the end, so much folly.  Predictability (outside of commercial ventures) is often a vanity play.     “Behold the veracity of my prognostications,...

The West Point Cadets

The Cadets

Welcome to 2021… Well, this will prove to be an “interesting” year.  You can read that and let you mind wander around the full totality of the word.  The most predictable thing going forward is our lack of predictability. But there are some constants… and some serious places where we can place our hope. A year and...

2020

2020

It is the day after Christmas.  I have come into Artemis early to clean up some administrative things that were neglected during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  It seems like a fine opportunity to reflect upon the year 2020 before a stake is formally driven into the heart of this withering beast. This has been a...

Artemis Blog: Making Sense of it All

Making Sense of it All

Well, the Cadet is home for Christmas.  Her last official act at West Point was cheering on the Army football team’s rout of Navy during the Army-Navy football game. With Carolyn firmly ensconced in our Artemis European headquarters (a safe house in London), and the United States Army once again violating my Third Amendment rights by...

PARODY_ Perhaps... Perhaps Not_

Parody? Perhaps… Perhaps Not…

Parody?  Perhaps… Perhaps not… Delaware:  Multiple news outlets have reported that President-Elect Biden would be making a major announcement this week on what is being called “Day One” Executive Actions on gun control.  So it came as a surprise when he took the podium yesterday and announced a series of proposed executive actions targeting the First...