Category Archives: Prose

Shakespeare is not “woke” “William Shakespeare, thou hast been getting canceled. An increasing number of woke teachers are refusing to study the Bard — accusing his classic works of promoting “misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, and misogynoir.” A slew of English literature teachers told … Continue reading

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“Winter Quarters” 1863-1864 Pat Lang ( from Death Piled Hard)

                                                Winter Quarters (Orange, Virginia)   "The seemingly endless time of cold darkness crept past in a succession of grey days and long nights. In its camps, the Army of Northern Virginia once again experienced the religious fervor that came … Continue reading

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“Targets,” an old story by Jim Peak (Basilisk)

  Jim had been out shooting with a friend and wrote this.  pl   ————   The two men, heavy laden with the implements of destruction, scuffed through crunching autumn leaves. The scent of winter was somewhere near by. “I … Continue reading

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“Strike The Tent” trilogy by W. Patrick Lang

      Available from:  iUniverse E-Book version of all three available at iUniverse Barnes and Noble–Patrick-Lang?keyword=W.+Patrick+Lang&store=allproducts&iehack=%E2%98%A0 Amazon I was interviewed some time ago by the North Carolina Museum of History concerning the writing of this trilogy. "The Confederate … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in the Field – 1863 from “Death Piled Hard” reposted 2020

One of my pre-occupations is the cycle of novels that I wrote concerned with what I think I learned in life.  It is set in the American Civil War and called "Strike the Tent."  Why?  If I knew why perhaps I could … Continue reading

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“The Major Won the Croix de Guerre” Alan Farrell

 In Memorial Day weekend and in honor of MACVSOG I have decided to put up Alan Farrell's story as titled above.  It is one of my favorites.  The unit involved was really a "hatchet company"  of MACVSOG.  pl Download The … Continue reading

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Elon Musk and Isaac Asimov

"Last year, Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch back back in February, but the Falcon Heavy also carried a second, secret payload almost nobody knew about. Stashed inside the midnight-cherry Roadster … Continue reading

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Lava Tubes on Luna – Why build a lunar space station?

  " … a graduate student in Purdue's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, led the study that examined whether empty lava tubes more than 1 kilometer wide could remain structurally stable on the moon. The Purdue team found … Continue reading

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Where Are the Heroes? by Publius Tacitus

The American media and many American political leaders, Republicans and Democrats, are a complete disgrace as they have cheered Donald Trump's illegal and unjustified order to launch cruise missiles against a backwater Syrian Air Force outpost.  The American public are being sold … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Iran, Iraq, Media, Middle East, Policy, Prose, Russia, Syria | 170 Comments

“Carolina in the Mornin'” by the turcopolier

(Haywood County)  "General Westgard’s plan was simple. He would have the 2/26 N.C. Infantry form in line with their armor support behind Hill 765 to the right of Black’s paratroopers, but behind the ridge line and out of harms way. … Continue reading

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