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Le Chien de Guerre

Reading the first couple chapters of  Mike Ritland’s book, Trident K9 Warriors, I understand that as rigorous the selection and training process it is for the BUD/S, the Navy SEALs, it is equally so for the Belgian Malinois to become Military Working Dogs.   217 woorden meer

A Tail of heroes

I began reading Trident K9 Warriors today.  I had the book on my bookshelf for a few months. but today happened to see  a CBS 60 Minutes episode on Military Working Dogs featuring this author in my Facebook feed. 77 woorden meer

March 13, 1942 US Canine Corps

The history of war dogs is as old as history itself.  The dogs of King Alyattes of Lydia killed some of his Cimmerian adversaries and routed the rest around 600BC, permanently driving the invader from Asia Minor in the earliest known use of war dogs in battle. 1.016 woorden meer

American History


The history of petroleum production since the nineteenth century is largely characterized by the technology that was used to extract it from the Earth. Throughout this history, there have been many paradigm shifts in which a new technological regime dramatically improved the efficiency of petroleum extraction, transport, refining, and use. 2.952 woorden meer


December 4, 1966  War Dogs of Vietnam

There are times when two highly trained individuals are able to function at a level higher than the sum of their parts.  Professional athletes like NFL linemen and NHL forwards are two examples.  619 woorden meer


Good-bye grass, hello gravel

 Remember when I wrote about a neighbor who was “unclear on the concept” of transitioning from a water-hog front yard of grass to one with low water-using plantings? 1.043 woorden meer

Don't Want To Cover It Up

Tattoos. Tattoos. Tattoos.

Some people have arguments against tattoos and some show support for them. Personally, I am on the side of supporting tattoos.  I have one tattoo (and plan on getting more) and I thought about getting a tattoo for a long time as well.   320 woorden meer