I followed through with my end of the agreement: Experimental Results: Liars and Outliers; Trust Offer: Last August, I offered to sell Liars and Outliers for $11 in exchange for a book review. This was much less than the $30 list price; less even than the $16 Amazon price. For readers outside the U.S., where … Continue reading Do people honor impersonal agreements?
This is a great story of honor amongst adversaries: Why A German Pilot Escorted An American Bomber To Safety During World War II: I learned of the following article through a link posted on the Western PA Dieselpunks Facebook page. It’s an article posted at the web site Jalopnik.com titled, “Why A German Pilot Escorted … Continue reading Honor amongst adversaries
Uscouts: Scouting at the college level: John Dreyzehner, a 2009 American Legion National Eagle Scout of the Year runner-up, and his brother Jason, the 2012 American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year, spent most of their life in Scouting. But Scouting stopped for John upon entering college at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and … Continue reading Uscouts: Scouting at the college level
One of my favorite Canadians has received a Jubilee Medal (and this Bieber thing just will not die...):It's A Jubilee!: Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather.I got an email at the end of last week inviting me to attend a ceremony at the Ontario Legislature today for the awarding of the … Continue reading A Jubilee Medal for Stephen Lautens
Being a son of the South, I found this to be a particularly interesting read:Manly Honor Part V: Honor in the American SouthThere's one aspect of the article that particularly resonated with me: that Southern families have maintained a tradition of naming their sons after male ancestors. I see this in the older generations of … Continue reading Southern Honor
With the caveat that I endeavor to keep political commentary far from this blog, I want to digress for a moment to address a political issue from a perspective of faith.The issue at hand is the right of a state to secede from the United States of America. Currently, there are petitions on the White House website … Continue reading Secession and the Christian
I didn't have a chance to comment Sunday on Veteran's Day, but I wanted to share a post from a French heraldry blog I follow:Armistice 1918 - Si vis pacem to ... pacem:Signed on 11 November 1918 near Rethondes Armistice put an end to the First World War in which more than one million deaths … Continue reading Veterans Day