The day was going badly for my body until glorious King Alexander shattered the enemy formation with a lightning cavalry charge from between my temples to the base of my neck. Astride wild Bucephalus, he cut a figure of terrible beauty. The emperor Napoleon has ordered a barrage of cannons to dislodge the forces… Continue reading A Historian Catches The Flu
The Book of Proverbs in Six Bullet Points
Fear God Pay Attention Work Hard Learn Everything You Can Avoid Harlots and Fools Don’t Run Your Mouth
The principles of effective punching are: deception, effective weight transference, and placement. Ideally a blow will utilize all three but any one of them is enough to create a punch that will knock the average man unconscious. If a man is expecting to get hit, if he can see the punch coming and steel himself… Continue reading Punching Hard
Muhammad Ali 1942 -2016
The closest he came to getting beat during his prime was that left hook at the end of the fourth in his first match with Henry Cooper. It was one of the only times he ever seemed really dazed. His best performance was probably against Cleveland Williams. That one was a ballet of violence. The pinnacle of his long career… Continue reading Muhammad Ali 1942 -2016
Post Truth or Post Trust?
Some Historical Perspective One generation questioning the cherished assumptions of the previous is not new, especially in times of crisis. While the Visigoths ran wild in the streets of Ancient Rome, Christian Bishop Augustine wrote The City of God Against the Pagans and flipped the script on classical Roman ethics. In 1517 an incensed monk… Continue reading Post Truth or Post Trust?