May 21, 2012 | by James Arger | 0 comment

"Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Gustave Doré

And like that, poof — he’s gone

Since I started writing this blog, I know some of you felt I was too wordy or too grandiloquent. Not today — today, I’ll cut this whole thing short. I’m a wanted man. That was to be expected. After all, this is just another dirty trick in their book. They more

May 16, 2012 | by James Arger | 0 comment

"Noekken" by Theodor Kittelsen

The morning after

It is with mixed feelings that I sit down to write today. As I am still trying to recover from the loss of Igor Drukov, new information has emerged indicating that Boris Tchevchenko might have been killed by a team of special forces, somewhere in Russia. He might have already more

May 15, 2012 | by James Arger | 0 comment

"Now was the day departing" by Gustave Doré (from Dante's Divine Comedy)

In Memoriam

When I started this website with my friend winterm_te, we knew of the risks we were taking. That was something we accepted, something that came with the job. We were ready for it — we knew how dirty the other side would play, we even expected it. And when accusations more

May 15, 2012 | by James Arger | 0 comment

"Paradise Lost" by Gustave Doré

A Time For Fear

When I was a kid, I was afraid of the monsters under my bed. At night, I could hear them scratching and growling, bodies moving in anticipation of the feast. And however reassuring my father was, even bringing a flashlight to show me that there was nothing to be scared more

May 9, 2012 | by James Arger | 2 comments

Dante's Inferno - XXVI

Need to know

“This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln, from the Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863) It’s no wonder this speech is one of the most more

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