Self Improvement

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...

NRA Basic Pistol Qualification

It’s funny how going back to basics can be a humbling experience. At Artemis we have launched a new program for members.  Newness can be a double-edged sword though. Coined the “Levels Program”, this structured training format allows for measured progression and recognition as a member proves demonstrable proficiency at each level.  Participation in this program...

CHANGE

I enjoy cool Southern California nights with the windows open to the canyon and the sounds of coyotes barking as they defend their den or a kill. I drink whiskey with strangers in hotel lounges, in places I have long forgotten, or at the very least have tried to forget. I hate travel.  I am home...