With my home renovations underway on a much less consuming schedule than the demolition, I was able to Uber into Boston for a weekend stay-cation with a friend. I was delighted when the InterContinental let us check in mid-morning, and it was a relief to get away from a house with no habitable living areas… Read More Two Days in Boston
The recruits in this video, and the two to follow, have nearly reached the end of USMC boot camp’s Phase Three, which emphasizes teamwork. They are undergoing “the Crucible,” a sort of “final exam” in the form of a 54-hour combat simulation exercise. The sound effects come from the first 10 minutes of “Saving Private… Read More Crucible–Part One
A drill instructor, in the blue sweatshirt, supervises mouth-guarded Marine recruits practicing martial arts on Parris Island.
In 1767, the British Parliament adopted a plan offered by Charles Townshend, chancellor of the exchequer, to levy import duties on a range of items used in the American colonies, including paper, lead, glass, dyes, and tea. The colonists were outraged—and not over the financial cost. The true issue was the moral question of whether… Read More George Washington Speaks on Taxes