Mobius furiously threw fire bolt after fire bolt. Around him were heaps of skeletons and small fires dying out. But more climbed than were lying. He didn’t relent. Seeing a clump of skeletons to his right, he pulled out a scale of a Red Dragon and held it aloft between his fingers and began uttering a words in draconic. The red scale left his fingers and floated in the air around him, faster and faster, glowing with an increasing fire until there was a solid ring of fire hovering around him. Mobius opened his eyes, stretched both arms forward, and yelled durgoloth proflamenesti exule! The flame filled the space between his arms and shot out in a long column of flame down the hill and through a mass of skeletons. Skeletons were covered with fire and they mouthed silent screams. Many fell on the spot. But not all.Read More Mobius versus the skeletons
I’ve spent a couple of weeks conducting military training where my infantry platoon shook the cobwebs off of some knowledge and practiced various maneuvers. I am still adapting to my role of Platoon Sergeant where I am more concerned with casualties, supply, and logistics than I was in kicking in doors as a Squad Leader […]Read More Jus ad bellum (Just War)
It is a beautiful day today. Especially driving down River Road in Salem. Sunny. 70’s. Top down on the Mustang. Nightwish playing on the radio. Life is pretty good. I decide to stop at a convenience store to get some protein before going to CrossFit in an hour. I’m a bit dehydrated and low on […]Read More I almost beat someone up today
Thor was the muscle of Asgard. When the gods needed their bouncer to come and trounce a troublesome giant, they looked to Thor. You need security. Basic needs. Before you do anything, you establish your patrol base, 360 security, and ensure your weapons are all faced out. Only then can you go to sleep (actually, after planning, maintenance, comms, R and S, egress routes, etc…). Before you can have arts and literature and other benefits of culture, you need safety.Read More Thor will smash your face in
Between eight and ten years ago I regularly went to therapy. I was struggling with two major forces at the time. The first was that my sense of normal, the horizon of my moral landscape, was still that of someone on a deployment. This is to say that in this context there is a survive […]Read More … or should I get a cup of coffee?
I was surfing the net the other day and I came upon this story: There was this Hindu who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of the water, but […]Read More what do you do with a scorpion? (or the nature of the soul)
Mac kills PC in so many areas. I find that my workflow crashes to a halt when I have to go into the office and use their Windows systems. I hesitated in downloading any Microsoft programs onto my Mac because I don’t like anything about them, how they are organized. Even using Excel, which is […]Read More Macwriter
Because of a current job with the National Guard I wear my uniform every day. At least until October 30 when our funding is cut and I’ll be out of a job again. At the same time I am attending Portland State for my last three classes for my degree in philosophy. So it is […]Read More confrontation