Biking Oak Ridge and Thinking About History

Biking Oak Ridge and Thinking About History

On Sundays I tend to go up to Oak Ridge and bike the north perimeter park. Nice gravel roads and some good hill work. When I bike along this road which was part of the northern boundary of the massive reservation (it’s still huge–  it covers a lot of...

Memorial Day

This photo has always represented Memorial Day for me. Both the people who have sacrificed and lay under the tombstones and the families they leave behind. The pain for them will never end. Sergeant Regan was a member of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger...
Long Term Memory and the Soldier

Long Term Memory and the Soldier

My wife and I had an idea for a book a few years back but never got around to writing it. Basically, one of the goals of the military is to make the soldier “more efficient”. If you have a soldier that can go for 24 hours, you are increasing the...
Update on On Arming Teachers

Update on On Arming Teachers

Since the president has proposed, out of all possible courses of action, arming teachers, I’m updating this post from a few days ago. His suggestion was 20% of teachers be armed. Which must thrill the NRA no end. Let’s discuss the practical aspects of the idea...
It’s The Guns

It’s The Guns

Most Americans don’t own guns. We don’t really know (as the gun lobby has successfully kept any agency of the Federal government from first hand studying the topic) but estimates are the percentage of gun owners is dropping, although the number of guns isn’t. But this...