This is the sound of idealism hitting a brickwall. You just need to take a nice long break before continuing a hopeless cause. As my professor says, philosophers love truth and beauty and they hate rhetoricians who deal in the pragmatic here and now.

The universe is only on the side of the creative and good 50% of the time. I call it the universal law of probability balance.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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