Strange Tango

An editorial in today’s Berlingske, signed by Pierre Collignon, is unusually sensible. Entitled “The west hasn’t lost yet. Let’s wait a little before selling out,” the editorial takes exception to the “realists” and “pragmatists” suggesting that the western powers—the US, the EU, NATO—should promise Russia that Ukraine will never be granted membership in the EU…

Bullet the Blue Sky

I got a rifle last fall. Nothing fancy: a used Parker Hale 30-06, off the Lauritz auction website. At this point it’s just a conversation piece because I haven’t yet had a chance to take it out to a range and fire it. That’s partly because I haven’t had a lot of free time, but…