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Ryobi Air: Back on the Road Fast

Ryobi Air: Back on the Road Fast

A few years back a friend called and asked if I’d like to meet him at the shooting rage. I said, “Of course, I’ll be there in an hour.” After some preparation I jumped onto my KTM Duke and was on my way. About three miles into the ride the KTM’s rear felt spongy. I...

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety

It’s difficult to get around these days without a car, truck, or motorcycle. Modern society, especially in the suburbs or more rural areas, almost requires that one have access to a vehicle and a driver’s license to get anywhere. Many people spend a good deal of time...

Communications in Crisis

Communications in Crisis

On Monday, February 01, 2021 (local) military forces took control of Myanmar. In what’s being called a coup d'état by the international press, Myanmar’s civilian government was deposed by leaders of the Armed Forces. Reports from individuals with satellite phones...

Longing for Home

Longing for Home

When our children were very young, perhaps three and four years old, we visited my parents in Florida. My parents lived close by a body of water, and so I took the opportunity to go fishing with my daughter and son. We casted our line out, reeled it back in, and had a...

Disabling Vehicles

Disabling Vehicles

In the preparedness and security communities a great deal of time and money is often spent on vehicles. It’s remarkable how far things have come in the last few years and what individuals have been able to develop in terms of performance and capabilities. The reality...

On Being Clearly Led

On Being Clearly Led

Imagine that you’re a combatant involved with many thousands of others in a great war. Battles come and go, and you’re involved in many. At most times you have clear orders. Despite the intense danger involved, you know what you’ve been asked to do. This is your...

Social Media: Who’s Using Whom?

Social Media: Who’s Using Whom?

Technology giants invest billions of dollars into their social media platforms. It’s likely that a good deal of this is spent on discovering ways in which users of their free services can be manipulated. Whereas their initial motivations may have primarily been...

A Call to Prayer

A Call to Prayer

A significant transformation is taking place in the United States at the moment. The inauguration of a new President is scheduled to take place in less than a week. The individual taking office, and those whom he has chosen to serve in his administration, have made...

A Sleeping Giant Awakens

A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Hardworking Americans tend to focus on faith, family, friends, and making financial ends meet. It’s likely that living out traditional values has always been more of a focus than politics for most. Since its founding, there’s been a sense that the majority of...

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