Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Military, Politics, and Dissent…

I guess it’s fitting that my 50th post on this blog ends up on the topic of political discourse and the military.  This little intellectual experiment certainly hasn’t taken quite the course I thought it would when I started it … Continue reading

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Duality…

We live in a world of extremes.  Whether it is a product of our psychological inability to deal with cognitive dissonance or some attempt to simplify our thoughts into easy to follow dichotomies, we just can’t resist our epic game … Continue reading

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Causality…

When I was young, perhaps 8 or 10 years ago, the future seemed so simple and bright.  Everything in my life was going according to plan.  I had plenty of good ideas, and they all seemed to fit ever so … Continue reading

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Peace…For Now…

The world has certainly enjoyed an interesting couple of weeks recently and although it appears we are no further from another major conflict than we were at this time last month at least it we can say we haven’t come … Continue reading

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Crisis and Community…

A talented professor of mine likes to say that crisis and complexity lead to a centralization of authority.  Given recent pieces of legislation and policy including the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and the National Defense Resources Preparedness … Continue reading

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