Author - Steven Lieberman

Code Duello

My good friend, Dan Gwaltney, joined me on my last sojourn to West Point. Since he had never been there before, Chaney and I decided to give him the platinum tour, so to speak. It started off at the West Point Visitors’ Center and then we went to the West Point Museum to see...

Firsts and Lasts

There seems to be something fitting in the relative importance we give to “firsts” and “lasts”. Though the experiential values in the events between these two standards are uniform, or unique depending on the thing, we do tend to place a special emphasis on the bookends.   I suppose that has something to do with our...

Josephina

I want to introduce you to someone. Her name is Josephina, and she has an interesting story. Actually, to call it “interesting” might be somewhat of a misnomer. She has a compelling story and a cautionary tale.   She also represented a rare opportunity for me. I consider myself to be somewhat of an academic. If...

God and the Tac Load

There is so much to write about these days I sometimes suffer from too many options. From draconian gun laws that are patently unconstitutional, to attempts to modify social norms by corporate interests, there is so much subject matter floating around I often get lost in the possibilities. Every so often, though (usually for...

The Queen

We have certain characters… fictional characters… who have acted as proxy guides and, in some cases, guardian angels as we traverse the decades of our lives. Role models, and we absolutely need role models, help us to understand the amorphous goals of what we want to become. Sometimes these are purely career related; sometimes...