Category: "culture/news"

See the Dragon in Google Earth

I found the locations mentioned in See the Dragon and added them to Google Earth. To find some of the spots I had to overlay Vietnam maps from the internet into Google Earth. The .kmz file with all of the locations and maps is available at… more »

See the Dragon (Hardback)

I just got my proof copy of Don Arndt's See the Dragon: One Wolfhound's Vietnam Story in hardback and it looks great, so I made it available for purchase. Now we have three versions available: PDF download ($9.99), paperback ($14.99) and hardback… more »

See the Dragon

Don Arndt, a friend of mine wrote a book about the year he spent in Vietnam in 1966. I helped to edit and typeset it and then we listed in on Lulu.com, a print on demand self-publishing site. You can read more about the book and find the links to… more »

Rove quits

Proving the old adage that even rats know to abandon a sinking ship, Karl Rove stepped down from his job as advisor to President Bush. It's funny how family suddenly becomes a top priority when you're being called to testify before congress. This… more »

US Military

Nobody asked me, but . . . Our military is both too large and too small. Our military is too big during peacetime and the money we use to have a large standing army, bases around the world and nuclear weapons (which would be immoral to ever use) is… more »

Fun facts about John Wayne

Here are some fun facts about iconic man's man, John Wayne, taken mostly from Wikipedia: Birth name: Marion Robert Morrison City of birth: Winterset, Iowa His name was changed to Marion Michael Morrison when his parents decided to name their next… more »

Revolutionary and Iraq Wars

Wonkette.com in their usual sarcastic tone, had this to say about a speech Bush gave yesterday: Bush compares Iraq to the American Revolutionary War. But in the way, obviously, that makes the exact opposite of sense. Apparently the wealthy foreign… more »

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney likes his office to operate in secret, starting from his second week as Vice President. Now this: For four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has resisted routine oversight of his office’s handling of classified information, and when the… more »

Nations that don't use the metric system

That's Burma, Liberia, and the US. (via Digg) more »

Slaughterhouse-five

I started reading Slaughterhouse-five on Friday night and finished it on Sunday afternoon. It's about a man that comes unstuck in time and experiences his life in a random order. Part of the story follows him through the allied fire-bombing of… more »

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