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Happy New Year 2024

A New Year’s Day reception in quarters given by commanders of battalions and regiments was a feature of regimental life until well into my time as a subaltern.  Attendance was not compulsory but expected.  My first assignment was to the … Continue reading

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“La Grande Fete de Merci Donnant” Buchwald – reposted 2023

“They landed at a place called Plymouth (once a famous voiture Americaine ) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai ) in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer

Let sleeping dogs lie. So the saying goes. And now, in this summer of content, I will do just that. Yet there’s more, that sense of anticipation, of something that needs to Come out! Yes, yes; it is time, long … Continue reading

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“The neo-con success is based on the ignorance of the people they lecture, those people for whom the Arab/Muslim is a sub-human – incapable of ‘higher’ things like patriotism, or love of his people, desire for his children to have … Continue reading

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Everglades Challenge 2023 – TTG

For the tenth year or so, I invite the Turcopolier Committee of Correspondence to check out this year’s running of the Everglades Challenge. I discovered this event now well over a decade ago. I still have dreams of participating in … Continue reading

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Just for fun – TTG

What’s not to like, a light hearted adventure of a Pole and a Bavarian on a shunting proa. And a sea shanty thrown in for good measure. Reminds me of my own adventures with a Pole, a Bavarian and windsurfers … Continue reading

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A good yarn by Electra Rhodes – TTG

It was six years ago, and my mate, Pink, had just been told he was going to die. He accepted the news with a grace I can only marvel at, but he said he’d a list of things he’d still … Continue reading

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Happy New Year -2023


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How to stop the Mexican and other cartels …

Many years ago, I gave my opinion here on this subject. My opinion is based on: 1- The belief that even cartelistas fear death, 2- The US possesses a strong, well experienced set of commando forces in SOCOM, 3- The … Continue reading

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My brother, the swift fox ….

“Native species such as swift foxes and black-footed ferrets disappeared from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation generations ago, wiped out by poisoning campaigns, disease and farm plows that turned open prairie where nomadic tribes once roamed into cropland and cattle … Continue reading

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