Tag Archives: what we’re reading

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Nov. 14, 2018)

Maybe I should start thinking of these as Tuesday What We’re Reading, so when I’m a day late I’m actually on time.

Defense

Guns

Technology

Politics-ish

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Nov. 7, 2018)

Thursday Night Edition, because yesterday was a very busy day at work, and watching the Steelers beat up on the Panthers is only interesting for so long.

Videos

  • Parvusimperator submits three videos on the S-tank, courtesy of The Chieftain’s Hatch.

Defense

Technology

Sports

History

Random Other Stuff

Spooky What We’re Reading (Oct. 31, 2018)

Spooooky!

Visions of a Terrifying Future

Crumbling, Decaying Armed Forces Etc.

Horror-Movie “Don’t Do That You Idiots!” Moves

Monstrous Concepts and Miscellaneous Violence

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Oct. 24ish, 2018)

Yes, it’s the Wednesday What We’re Reading post, definitely posted today, which is Wednesday.

Defense

Guns

FOOTBALL

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Oct. 17, 2018)

In local news, it’s your correspondent’s birthday this weekend.

Defense

Hurricane Michael and Tyndall AFB

Defense (China-focused)

Grab Bag

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Oct. 10, 2018)

A long one this week, courtesy primarily of the Association of the United States Army and the plans to replace the Bradley.

AUSA 2018

Other Defense

Guns

Football

Technology and Other

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Oct. 3, 2018)

Lots of F-35 news today.

Defense

Guns (etc.)

Miscellaneous

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 26, 2018)

Books

  • Parvusimperator is now onto Volume 3 of Shelby Foote’s Civil War! Much like McClellan on the Peninsula, I am constantly looking at Volume 1 and saying, “I can take it, I just need another cup of coffee.”

Defense

Guns (etc.)

Miscellaneous

  • The ABC Conjecture: proved or not? – I share this in large part because Quanta is reliably excellent math, science, and technology writing, and deserves to be on your reading list.
  • Catholic drama in China – The short version is, the Vatican struck a deal with the Chinese Communist Party to let the CCP have a say in the nomination of local bishops. In doing so, they’ve robbed themselves of some legitimacy there, in favor of not rocking the boat too much. Especially in authoritarian places, Christianity is by nature a boat-rocking religion.

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 19, 2018)

Books

  • Parvusimperator and I are both still plowing our way through Shelby Foote’s book. I’m still on Volume 1; he’s nearly through Volume 2.
  • He recommends Whitman Publishing’s edition of U.S. Army in World War II, because of full-color gatefold maps.
  • I recommend the official in-house Many Words Press tabletop roleplaying game system, RPJ, because I wrote it and think it’s cool.

Defense

Guns (etc.)

Hail to Nuffle (a joke for the Blood Bowl players)

Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 12, 2018)

Slim pickings this week, in part because I did not do my usual defense news trawl every morning. My bad.

Books

  • I’m still plowing through Volume 1 of Foote, having now made it past Grant’s victory at Shiloh, the entirely unsuccessful Confederate attempts to march through the desert Southwest to California, and the capture of New Orleans. It’s worth remarking how the story of the Civil War is the Confederacy winning slightly in one place and losing badly in four other places.

Defense

Guns

Football

Miscellaneous

  • Capitalist markets in North Korea – My opinion on the currently-ruling Mr. Kim is that his secret desire is to be remembered as a liberalizer who brought North Korea out of darkness and into the modern age, owing to his evidently-long childhood in the West, but that his ability to do so is limited by the North Korean power structure. Not to say our man Jong-un is anything but a brutal dictator even by the standards of brutal dictators, which is what the preponderance of the evidence suggests, but brutal dictators who liberalize tend to be treated decently by the world, whereas the rest of the North Korean government would pretty much all end up on trial for crimes against humanity.
  • From the gee-who’d-have-thunk file, a novelist who wrote about how to murder your husband has been charged with murdering her husband.