Author Archives: Steve Lancaster


240 and Counting

by Steve Lancaster11/10/15

My friends tomorrow is Veterans Day, the eleventh month, the eleventh day and the eleventh hour, a special symbolism to mark the end of WW I, or the Great War as it was known at the time. More » • (533 views)

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Book Review: Trial of a Thousand Years

Trial1000Yearsby Steve Lancaster10/30/15
Trial of a Thousand Years is a short work, and like many short books the author has packed the book with concepts and thoughts. It is an underliner and glossers feast of history, diplomacy and the grand scope of the Westphalian state system from 1648 to the present. More » • (746 views)

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A Land of Contrasts

StarOfDavidby Steve Lancaster8/28/15
22 July Monday night, Fayetteville time  •  Well, we are somewhere over the Atlantic and expect to arrive in TA about 10 in the morning Israel time. The plane is full, a small group of Americans who are making Aliyah, (in Hebrew this means to go up to Israel) are on the flight. More » • (924 views)

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Nostalgia Tour

by Steve Lancaster7/14/15

In less than one week my wife and I will be leaving our home in Arkansas. My daughter is driving us to XNA (NW Arkansas Regional) and we will leave the US for Israel via Newark Liberty International with a plane change and a layover of 3 hours. More » • (584 views)

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The West is Not Yet Dead

WesternCivilizationby Steve Lancaster7/2/15
Europe is Toast  •  I have followed the discussion of the death of the West with interest. There has been a lot of talk, relevant to the issue, but missing a key point. For nearly 2000 years the nexus of our culture was Europe. More » • (1502 views)

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2015 Commandant’s Reading List

Booksby Steve Lancaster6/29/15
The common conception of a Marine is that he or she some kind of a knuckle-dragging thug whose sole intellectual foundation is combat. Every few years the Commandant of the Marine Corps publishes a recommended reading list for Marines. More » • (1347 views)

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The AD Council

AdCouncilby Steve Lancaster6/18/15
You are watching television, or listening to the radio, and a commercial — or more correctly, a PSA (public service announcement) — comes on suggesting that if you do not have flood insurance you should. You and your home are in danger. More » • (2257 views)

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Book Review: Cannery Row

CanneryRowby Steve Lancaster6/15/15
Cannery Row was first published in 1945. It is a short novel, less than 200 pages, but within these pages is a profound picture of America — the American dream, and not only is it a biographical picture of John Steinbeck More » • (2749 views)

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Head Nod

HeadNodby Steve Lancaster6/12/15
It happens most often among men, although I have seen women do it. It seems to be generational — mostly those about 40 and up. When you are out in public it’s almost always at the mall, a restaurant, or bookstore. I believe it is more of a Southern custom than Yankee, or Western. But you see it there also. More » • (1455 views)

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American Pharaoh

by Steve Lancaster6/7/15

There was a horse race today, most of you may have heard of it, and many of you watched it. American Pharaoh completed the third race of the racing Triple Crown with his impressive win in the Belmont. More » • (1431 views)

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The Duggar Mess

Duggarby Steve Lancaster    5/26/15
Over the last few days the media has been rife with the sad story of Josh Duggar and the rest of the Duggar clan. I do not in any way contend that Josh Duggar’s acts are ok or even marginal. More » • (1503 views)

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Coming to a City Near You

GenderNeutralby Steve Lancaster    1/7/15
Well, it’s been a while and things here in the “land of opportunity” are going weird. This summer our City Council in an effort to brown nose the LGBT groups, (pun intended) I won’t call them a community, passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against the LGBT. More » • (1087 views)

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