Monthly Archives: December 2006

Ennui

Ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction. It’s applicable to my mood and a fun word to say. Apathy, boredom, other similar meaning words just don’t roll off the tongue as well. Curious that it’s a French word… Millions of … Continue reading

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Ennui

Ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction. It’s applicable to my mood and a fun word to say. Apathy, boredom, other similar meaning words just don’t roll off the tongue as well. Curious that it’s a French word… Millions of … Continue reading

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Nightmare, sorta?

I have a young e-friend in the Army. He’s in Ramadi just now, but his unit is down to less than 60 days and counting. I’ve linked to him before… he is an odd duck to an old fart like … Continue reading

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Nightmare, sorta?

I have a young e-friend in the Army. He’s in Ramadi just now, but his unit is down to less than 60 days and counting. I’ve linked to him before… he is an odd duck to an old fart like … Continue reading

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Mercenaries?

Mercenary: one that serves merely for wages; especially : a soldier hired into foreign service. This Boston Globe article raises some truly fascinating questions: WASHINGTON — The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number … Continue reading

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Mercenaries?

Mercenary: one that serves merely for wages; especially : a soldier hired into foreign service. This Boston Globe article raises some truly fascinating questions: WASHINGTON — The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number … Continue reading

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When in Rome…

Orson Scott Card has an interesting historical analysis up. I’ll cut to the chase here, but it the piece should be read in it’s entirety. Here’s how it happens: America stupidly and immorally withdraws from the War on Terror, withdrawing … Continue reading

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When in Rome…

Orson Scott Card has an interesting historical analysis up. I’ll cut to the chase here, but it the piece should be read in it’s entirety. Here’s how it happens: America stupidly and immorally withdraws from the War on Terror, withdrawing … Continue reading

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So What?

There are a couple curiosities that are causing me trouble. For one: Across the political spectrum there is the notion that our current all volunteer military is the best ever fielded. Also that they’re the best educated and motivated. Secondly: … Continue reading

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So What?

There are a couple curiosities that are causing me trouble. For one: Across the political spectrum there is the notion that our current all volunteer military is the best ever fielded. Also that they’re the best educated and motivated. Secondly: … Continue reading

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