Most readers are doubtless aware that author J. K. Rowling has made enemies among the “woke” by refusing to back down on the gender identity question. (Good for her, say I!) She’s just delivered the ultimate verbal slap in the face to one of her attackers. Clickit to biggit. Peter
Farewell to a little-known aircraft that turned into a scientific wonder
NASA has retired its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), after eight years of operations. Data from its missions will continue to be analyzed for years to come. From the start of its development in 1996, SOFIA required engineering ingenuity. A Boeing 747SP jetliner had to be modified to carry the 38,000-pound, 100-inch (more… Continue reading Farewell to a little-known aircraft that turned into a scientific wonder
Good old-fashioned entrepreneurship + hard work = teen success story!
I was very happy to read this teenager success story. I wish there were more like them! Carburetors may represent old-school tech in the automotive world, but don’t tell Riley Schlick, a high school senior in Florida who rebuilds them for a tidy profit. Send your tired, dirty, mucked-up carburetor to Schlick and she’ll… Continue reading Good old-fashioned entrepreneurship + hard work = teen success story!
“How the world’s deepest shipwreck was found”
That’s the title of a fascinating article at the BBC about the search for the wreck of USS Johnston, a Fletcher class destroyer sunk during the Battle off Samar in 1944. For her actions during that battle, her commanding officer, Commander Ernest E. Evans, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the ship was… Continue reading “How the world’s deepest shipwreck was found”
Let’s hear it for Rittenhouse Patrols!
Congratulations to Kyle Rittenhouse for his thoroughly deserved acquittal on all charges in Kenosha today. Any objective analysis of the evidence could lead to no other decision. I hope he becomes a very rich young man through suing all the news media that slandered and libeled him before and during the trial. He deserves… Continue reading Let’s hear it for Rittenhouse Patrols!
A good second novel to rival his first
A couple of years ago, I mentioned that my friend Jason Fuesting had published the first book in his “Echoes of Liberty” series, a military science fiction novel titled “By Dawn’s Early Light“. He’s just published the second volume in the series, “Foreign Shores“. The blurb reads: Eric’s escape from Solitude quickly turns into… Continue reading A good second novel to rival his first
Saturday Snippet: Tactically correct love in a combat zone!
My wife’s latest novel, “Blood, Oil and Love“, has just been published. It’s the second in a trilogy that began last year with “Going Ballistic“, and will conclude with the publication next month of the third and final book. I’m really proud of her. Her first two books, “Scaling the Rim” and “Shattered Under… Continue reading Saturday Snippet: Tactically correct love in a combat zone!
Another last-minute “Hail Mary” pass seals another game
I’m not much of a football fan, at least not in America. I played English-style rugby, where the object is to play the ball. As far as I can tell, in American football the object is to fold, spindle and mutilate everyone on the field except the guy with the ball! Yeah, I know,… Continue reading Another last-minute “Hail Mary” pass seals another game
And the winners are…
We have two winners in our recent raffle for two Glock pistols. The Glock 45 and Swampfox Optics Kingslayer sight were won by A. J., who hails from a city in or near the Atlanta, Georgia metroplex. They’re on their way to his local firearms dealer as you read these words. The Glock 19… Continue reading And the winners are…
Raffle results, and some blog news
I mentioned last week that a winner had been drawn for our AR-15 pistol raffle, but that I was waiting for him to indicate whether or not he wanted his name, location, etc. to be mentioned before publishing them. I can tell you that 82 tickets were sold (out of a possible maximum of… Continue reading Raffle results, and some blog news