I am an advocate in the recognition of those who have made significant achievements of benefit, not only for their homelands, but globally. Thusly, I support the effort to petition for knighthood on behalf of Astronaut Chris Hadfield. His contributions to space exploration supersede national boundaries.Excerpted from the petition:May it please Her Majesty to honour retired … Continue reading Appeal to the Queen to Make Colonel (RCAF, ret.) Chris Hadfield a Knight
The article below isn't new news, but a welcome development in the drama around theRanking of new "cyber-medal" comes under scrutiny: Two Republican members of Congress who are also military veterans have introduced a bill that would lower the rating of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal, which can be given to drone pilots and cyber … Continue reading Distinguished Warfare Medal, part II
If you follow any of the major blogs in the "Manosphere", you might have noticed recently a bit of back and forth over the concept of Chivalry in the modern world. I'll stay neutral on that discussion, but I want to take a moment to comment on the ten commandments of Chivalry:Thou shalt believe all that … Continue reading Ten Commandments of Chivalry
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
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