Some favorite/memorable moments from Navy Boot Camp; (This is part 2 of 2 , start here) LOW-KEY DROWNING. Almost right after we got off the bus, we had our big swim test. It was a one time deal, then never back in the water again. There were grown men huddled in the shallow end, petrified of … Continue reading At The Nut Bar Part 2 – Navy Boot Camp
Annapolis Here I come! Except that I am little better than a thuggish street urchin and have NO CLUE how to go about getting accepted to the Naval Academy. (You need a Senatorial or Congressional recommendation). OK then, Officer Candidate School (O.C.S.)! I at least saw these guys marching around campus. But alas, for this … Continue reading At the Nut Bar – Navy Boot Camp
Law - Here at last I found the juxtaposition of my various strengths and interests. Some combination of juvenile traits, stubbornness, machismo, vanity, had a legal education as third on my list behind the military and politics. Fate is a funny thing. I have always had a head for unorthodox thinking and a deep seeded … Continue reading Why The LAW?
I was living what the Romans called Mos Maiorum or 'The Way of Our Ancestors'. To be a good citizen meant a career, or at least in my case, a stint in the Military, Politics, and the Law or Civil Service. "No-one could be so unimaginative, so intellectually idle that he would not be fascinated to know how … Continue reading Mos Maiorum
Discipline is the MOST IMPORTANT factor in the FIRE ideology. It is not simply a matter of income or frugality. One without the other will not lead to the promise land. Plenty of times we have seen the high income earner go down in flames because they lack the ability to control their impulse spending … Continue reading Where Does Discipline Come From?