I’m Rick. I started this blog at the suggestion of some friends and family members who claimed to have enjoyed reading some of my posts on Facebook, though I suspect that in reality they were simply tired of me clogging their News Feeds. I intend to use this blog as a place to post interesting or comical links, my thoughts on various subjects, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I will also likely use this blog as an initial sounding board for some of my musings in the hope that my friends will warn me that I sound crazy before someone important tells me so.
So what should you expect to find on this blog? Links and writing related to philosophy, military history, food, culture, Christianity, theology, exercise and fitness, nutrition, science, politics, gender studies, and martial arts. I served in the Marine Corps and studied philosophy. I’m California born and bred, and could probably be considered a Californian statriot. I identify with the emerging school in Western evangelicalism, and also find much of value in Romanticism and Stoicism (enough so that an earlier attempt at this was called The Christian Romantic).