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Four Approaches To Victory

As a student of military history I often ponder different ways to win for leaders. Many readers of military history are particularly fond of tactics, because they occur on the battlefield and because most readers of military history (myself included) … Continue reading

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Team Players: A Musing On The Tour De France

The newspapers and internet archives will say that Cadel Evans won the Tour de France in 2011, becoming the first Australian to ever win cycling’s most prestigious race. Those reporters going into further detail will say that he won it … Continue reading

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A Time of Crises

There are some times and some generations that seem to be times of crisis and trouble all the world over. In the year 1848, there were revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, and Austria Hungary that threatened to overturn leadership. The … Continue reading

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Pacquiano And The So-Called Wage-Price Spiral

Readers of this blog may be aware that I am a fan of Manny Pacquiano [1], but they  may not be aware of the fact that Pacman (as he is affectionately called) is a Congressman in the Philippines.  Today I … Continue reading

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Don’t Let It Go To Your Head

Recently a fellow named Derek Boogard died at the age of 30, of causes still unknown. It was his wish for his brain to be donated to research evidence of trauma, because as a hockey enforcer for the New York … Continue reading

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Takraw And Other Mysteries

Yesterday was a day primarily about two mysteries. The first mystery involved food. I arrived at Legacy at 7AM sharp to enjoy a fine breakfast and wonderful company, as it is always better to eat in pleasant company rather than … Continue reading

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Watching Pacquiano In Thailand (Or Not)

It should be noted at the outset that I am a fan of fighting sports, a fact that might surprise some people but not if they dug deeply into the sociology of the sport or my own personal background and … Continue reading

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Civil War Fantasy Roster: Josiah Gorgas

Continuing on my theme of the Civil War fantasy rosters that I discussed earlier [1], and choosing the second pick to my roster after George Thomas [2], I would like to comment a little bit about the purpose of this … Continue reading

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An Inflation Problem

What do increasing educational standards for professions, the mania for sports leagues to expand the size of their playoffs, the worries about increased commodities prices, and the desire of quantum physicists to posit the theory of multiverses and parallel universes, … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Make Peace Anymore?

Every day these days brings forth some kind of news about some kind of conflict, whether a new one in a new place, or an update on an existing one.  Millionaire football players argue with billionaire team owners about the … Continue reading

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