Heavy Laden

When I was a young man in college and at the peak of my athletic prowess and physical vitality it was my longing to be able to dunk a basketball.  I had a couple of things working against me; my hands were not big enough to sufficiently “palm” the ball so that I would only …

I’ve Got This

The term “I’ve got this” has become shorthand in our culture for “no worries, I can handle this, no problem”. If you ever saw the 2010 movie, “Knight and Day” you recognize that bon mot. Diaz plays June Havens, a classic car restorer who unwittingly gets caught up with the eccentric secret agent Roy Miller, …

Collateral Damage

We often hear of the tragedy of collateral damage in war where non-combatants are killed in bombings of strategic targets.  As much as the American military attempts to eliminate collateral damage it is almost impossible to do in some military action.  This is especially true when our enemies use women, children, hospitals, and schools as …