Sorry I haven't posting to the blog over the last week. I have been dealing with a number of issues, including a loss that has hit my wife (who has commented here previously as Liz) and myself particularly hard. This past weekend, at around five in the morning on Saturday, Liz's father died after a long decline due to PSP … Continue reading Reflecting on a Personal Loss
***The most recent post in the deconstruction turned my thoughts down some dark paths. Specifically about tragedy and loss, and the grief of survivors. Be warned, this post will include discussions of suicide and the death of young people. The fact that Douglas Bland hasn't seen fit to consider these subjects makes it all the … Continue reading 31.1-Losing Generations
***A part of this upcoming post deals with a recent case where a young Indigenous man was shot and killed by a ‘white’ farmer during what the latter perceived as a violent robbery. The outcome of the trial determined that the farmer was not at fault and cleared him of all charges. I have my … Continue reading Choosing Sides…
I was originally planning is as my 50th post but…well…scheduling is a funny thing. So we’re coming in at number 53 for this one. Now, I recently had a conversation about this blog with a colleague. Or to be accurate, I was explaining the idea from the ground up because the colleague in question had … Continue reading What do you hope to accomplish?
The featured image for this post is the Reservists of 1870 by French impressionist painter Pierre-Georges Jeanniot. While he’s most commonly known for paintings of the gilded age of Paris, he began his life as an officer in the French Army and served during the Franco-Prussian War. A lot of his early paintings, which established … Continue reading Militia Assemble!
This next couple posts in the deconstruction left me in a bit of an awkward position, to the point where I’ve really had to think hard about how best to proceed. The main selling point of Douglas Bland’s work is plausibility. His racist nonsense must be taken seriously because it could actually happen. He is … Continue reading So let’s talk about destroying cities…
So I've already gone and made a couple of references to Orks (spelled with a ‘k’) which I should probably explain, given that I'm probably going to make a lot more before this deconstruction is done. It also gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favourite pulp science fiction series. Today's Supplemental … Continue reading Supplemental Reading – WAAAGH!!!