Author: Boethius

Never Give Up

There are times when everything, and I mean everything, seems to be conspiring against you. When everything you’ve worked for, everything you’ve sweat and bled for doesn’t seem to make a lick of difference in the face of the uncaring universe. When you’ve given it everything and you are still in dead last. When it looks like everyone is better, faster, stronger than you are and the only thing you are going to do is eat their dust. You dig in. You lay it all out. You do your best to stay in the damn race, no matter how...

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A Poison Tree by William Blake

I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.And I waterd it in fears, Night & morning with my tears: And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles.And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright. And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine. And into my garden stole. When the night had veiled the pole; In the morning glad I see, My foe outstretchd beneath the...

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Colonel John Boyd’s OODA Loop

Observe, Orient, Decide, Act To call Colonel John Boyd just a “military strategist” is akin to calling Julius Caesar just a “Roman general”. Colonel Boyd redefined the concept we use in thinking about problems and how to deal with the opposing force. Colonel Boyd wasn’t big on putting things on paper, a lot of what we know about his theory is rooted in student notes from his training sessions and word of mouth. OODA loop thinking applies to both tactical, in-the-moment, responses and strategy development and application. At the heart of his theory lies ambiguity. Fog of war, what...

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Equipment review – Blade-Tech IWB Holster N.B.: We get nada from Blade-Tech. I’ve been using this holster for several months now. For the price, it’s fantastic. It’s not going to win awards for being the most comfortable holster, so don’t buy it thinking you won’t feel it. You will, but not much. I’ve tried it with a few different standard belts you can buy anywhere, and it works with anything I’ve tried. It’s very lightweight, 8 oz., you don’t notice the weight at the end of the day. My Springfield locks into place. No matter what I’ve done, it’s never fallen out. But, while...

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Modern Art Is Crap

If everything is art, then nothing is. All the great art of Western Civilization rests on the same underlying principle: through hard work, inspiration, and commitment to his craft, the artist produces a work that connects the human to the Divine. Divinity’s messengers come in a variety of different forms and shapes, but they all bear the same standard. Christianity has properly identified this standard as coming from God. Even those that aren’t Christian have realized that art, proper art, lifts us up, connects us to the sublime; it enlivens the mind and heart. Art draws on our myths...

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