Watching Dunkirk

Or a guide for non-military historians on how to understand the movie. Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk has been released for over six years now and I have watched it 3 times in the movie theater and once more after I bought the DVD. Now, I am a huge Star Wars fan but I have only […]

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Review – The Indo-Pakistani War

The Indo-Pakistani War by Ted Halstead My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another Flashpoint Not so long ago, I read an article about the least understood but most potentially dangerous strategic alliance was China and Pakistan. This never made any sense to anyone, since they differed so vastly on major elements such political ideology (one […]

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Banning TikTok?

Montana’s ban of TikTok has certainly made the news. The US national security and intelligence apparatus has raised very legitimate concerns about the app gathers data, especially one of the owners of TikTok is the Chinese Communist government. The Communist regimes of the Cold War were at the forefront of surveillance and surpassed the West […]

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What’s In Your Heart?

This is part three for May’s National Mental Health Awareness month. In my previous posts, I talked about processing our thoughts and our emotions. The more we dwell on negative things in our minds – bitterness, anger, resentment, the more we dwell on things we cannot control, the unhealthier we will be. Eventually, something will […]

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What Are You Feeling?

This is a part two of my series on Mental Health Awareness month. You might be wondering: why are you talking about feelings when it is mental health? Like any good counselor, I aim to discuss the entire human psyche, not just individual pieces. For some inexplicable reason, perhaps due to too many Hallmark movies […]

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What’s On Your Mind?

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. It also coincides with Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month so people might end up focusing on that. However, more than ever, people are recognizing that mental and emotional health is important all year round. We in the West are certainly realizing that truth. Pastor David Jeremiah of […]

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Happy V-E Day!

On May 7, the remnants of the German government signed the instrument of surrender at Rheims, France. Pictured below is Field Marshal Keitel. Hitler had already committed suicide and his designated successor was Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz. Ironically, Doenitz was no Nazi and as head of the Kriegsmarine, he did not promote the pro-Nazi agenda. […]

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Old Lessons in New Contexts

I want to begin this post with a question: “Which reference book have you read multiple times?” To answer my own question, I don’t remember. Maybe the closest would be Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” A few months ago, I was talking to my co-worker Colter and he agreed that Covey’s book […]

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I Started Podcasting (Sorta)

Back in December 2022, I made a throwaway comment during a church service about dead and dying languages. In particular, I mentioned how some languages died off because of genocide or a declining generation. I said it to a bunch of guys; two of them were new friends and the last one was my friend […]

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