Self Improvement

Helicopters, Sabers, and Pistols…Oh My!

Last weekend, as many of you know, Sandy and I were at “America’s Game”… the annual Army-Navy football game. For those of you who don’t know… or who care to forget (Sailors and Marines, I’m talking to you!)… Army handed a smack down to Navy in double overtime… Now to be fair, both teams played...

Necessary Skills

Barmaids can be interesting people. Typically they have deep histories and disturbing tattoos. Their presence can be both intoxicating and disquieting, depending on one’s sense of vulnerability at the time. When they don’t speak… or choose not to speak… English things become even a bit more mysterious.   A few years ago I found myself on...

Exhaustion, Victory, and JB & The Oligarch

This has been “a week”. A good “week”... but a “week” nonetheless. Actually, more appropriately, I should say it’s been a “two and a half years”... and technically we are not done yet, but the Sword of Damocles has been removed. (Thank God.)   For those of you who are not aware, the Law Offices of...

Professionalism At Arms

Professional”ism” at Arms   If you have taken any classes with me, or listened to my missives, you may have heard me refer to the concept of Master-at-Skill-at-Arms.   A number of people have commented on this term and the vaguely archaic nature of the way it sounds. Master-of-Skill-at-Arms is indeed an old concept, predating the invention of...

Blog for Artemis: Good Religion

Good Religion

Enough of politics… This season has created division, disparagement, and indigestion.  For today’s blog, let’s talk about something noncontroversial:  religion. A couple of disclaimers just to know where I am coming from:  Some intellectuals detest religion.  They feel it is medieval, codified superstition, coercive and, in the final analysis, just kinda silly. Other intellectuals are extremely...

Sigh… Last week we received a new Yelp review… not a particularly good one.  In fact, after we wrote our response to her she actually lowered our review even more; she did not like our response evidently.  She also left us a similar review on Facebook.  I want to take this opportunity to discuss this… A little...