The Blacksmith

What does forge mean? Valley Forge??? “Forge ahead men.”… Sounds like a WW1 command in some God-awful trench. Forge ahead to an unlikely victory… and more likely to a gruesome death in some mud in Europe. Something that is made in a forge is made ... Continue reading →


The Drill Instructor (DI) barks out his commands to the frightened cadre.  “Gimme 50!!!”    “Backs straight!!”  “Chest must touch ground!!”  “Full extension!!”  “Get that back straight, how many times do I have to tell you??!!”  “OK, stay at lean and rest ... Continue reading →