About Those Military Pensions

What Every American Should Know About Military Pensions The United States military is a popular institution.  The American people are incredibly supportive of their troops.  When surveys are taken asking “what profession do you admire most?” the military typically scores at, or near the very top. Yet despite its popularity, the military is not a…

But I Like the Paper Ones

But I like the paper ones… ** Christmas is a time of unbridled nostalgia.  It seems no matter where I go or what I do, something – a smell, a song, a show, a store – is triggering yuletide memories.  If I’m not careful I can drift off to the North Pole for an extended…

This Work of Destruction is Not as Simple as You Think

In the days before 9/11, when Afghanistan seemed a world away, I remember watching a disturbing news story out of that nation.  Those were the days of Taliban rule in that troubled land.  In early 2001, the Taliban Government announced to a slumbering world, that they intended to destroy ancient Buddhist statues in the Hazarajat…