Approximately Forever Posts

I feel nothing but pity for the five police officers killed last night in Dallas and I feel nothing but contempt for their killer. I also pity Philando Castile, who was,…

Life

A tree across the road, the expected thing stops happening. The volley evaporates them into the forest like the mist or the deer whose skins they wear. The shrieking, from…

Poetry

Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. – Proverbs, 16:18 Four decades of service in His Majesty’s Coldstream Guards had given Edward Braddock courage, intelligence, and…

History

In 1947, historian Otto Eisenschiml referred to the Civil War as “The American Iliad.” He was on to something there. This month’s issue of The Civil War Monitor features an…

History

It’s a Wonderful Life isn’t just a great Christmas movie, it’s a great movie, period. I’ve written quite a few posts about it already, and I was planning a new…

Life