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Saddle Up

Howdy ya’ll!   The United States has always had a love for archetype characters. They serve as national models for emulation. While the histories surrounding these individuals and groups may be a bit sanitized or exaggerated, depending upon the needs of the audience, their ultimate purpose is to serve as guides both for our youth, as...

Turtle

Last week I subjected you all to a long missive about the decline of the American Republic. This week I have decided to be a little more optimistic and discuss something, frankly, far more critical to us all as individuals: character.   From business, to politics, to law, to the basic interactions between us as people,...

Parents Weekend at West Pointe

Parents’ Weekend at West Point

George S. Patton once referred to The United States Military Academy at West Point as “Hell on the Hudson”.  He was writing home during BEAST barracks, an event that takes place in July when the average temperature in New York is 197 degrees with 200% humidity. When Chaney wrote home during her BEAST barracks, she...

Cowboys and Cowgirls line dancing

When I was a student at the University of San Francisco, I, like many of my fellow political theory majors, studiously avoided taking one particular political philosophy class.  It was not because we had anything against the course work… quite the opposite actually… rather, it was a fear of the particular professor who had...

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have gun, will travel. “You guys take students to other shooting schools?  That seems kinda odd, doesn’t it?” Yeah… we get that question quite frequently.  As instructors, we are constantly seeking out additional training.  Sometimes it is for the simple pleasure of just being a student and not having to “run” a class.  Other times, we want...

UPCOMING – 5 Day Training Program

This is an unusual subject matter for me, and one in which I am directly asking you for your assistance.  There were essentially two seeds to this blog.  One seed was planted from a phone conversation I had with a young man in Washington, D.C.  He reads this blog and has followed the Artemis...

The Walrus and the Lion

The Walrus and the Lion This one is for you, Pops… With the election behind us… (Congratulations, Sheriff-Elect Don Barnes, and keep up the fight in November, Congressman Rohrabacher!)… I seriously thought about doing an election analysis for this week’s blog.  Being a political junky, Tuesday night elections are the equivalent of the Super...