Monthly Archives: July 2014

Too True

Give me liberty or give me death. – Patrick Henry If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet Money often costs too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson A woman’s … Continue reading

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Quiet Is Not the Same as Safe

“Are there Indians out there? Really, I mean?” “There are.” “But it’s so quiet!” “That’s proof enough. The desert has its own small sounds and when you don’t hear them something is out there warning them to be still.” “If … Continue reading

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Two Important Things to Remember

Long ago, a soldier visiting her father had said something she remembered, “The secret to victory is to attack, always attack. If you have ten thousand men, attack. If you have but two men, attack. There is always a way.” … Continue reading

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Armed and Ready

“Captain,” Tom asked, “by arming your weapons, aren’t you inviting battle?” Kirk glanced back at him, but his attention never really left the forward screen. “Just being ready for battle never causes it,” he said. “Sometimes, that’s the very force … Continue reading

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Fear

“I am somewhat afraid,” I spoke quietly, into the blackness. “It is a strange land into which we go.” “It is good to say that you are afraid,” Sakim said. “It is not good to be too bold. A little … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Finnick Odair

Initially, I did not want to read The Hunger Games trilogy. Bad memories from reading another series about teenagers fighting and killing people meant I never wanted to pick up a book with such a premise again. But between the … Continue reading

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A Jest

The film I am writing about today is called The Court Jester.  The movie is, by today’s standards, a very old film.  But, as I have probably made clear by now, my tastes are free-ranging in the entertainment world.  If … Continue reading

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