…they have gone glimmering through the dreams of things that were.
Last updated on January 26th, 2022 at 05:20 am
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the Corps of Cadets at West Point, New
York, accepting the Thayer Award, May 12, 1962.
General Westmoreland, General Grove,
distinguished guests, and gentlemen of the Corps!
As I was leaving the hotel this morning, a
doorman asked me, ‘Where are you bound for, General?’ and when I replied, ‘West
Point,’ he remarked, ‘Beautiful place, have you ever been there before?’
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…one can find the universal principles that date from antiquity: pressure, then reward with a release.
Last updated on January 26th, 2022 at 05:14 am
By Harry Hobbes
A review of Vaquero Style Horsemanship: A
Compilation of Articles and Letters
by Ed Connell.
Original illustrations by Randy Steffen.
Wimbley, Texas: Lennoche Publishers: 127 pp., $24.24 USD
One of the costs of modernity in our “Age
of the Common Man” is the loss of traditional, long-working methods of
craftsmanship originating in antiquity, and thence handed down from generation
to generation; particularly those arcane parts of craftsmanship that were
raised to art forms. The hallmark of such craftsmanship and art was the
perfection of the product; a perfection honed down through the millenia.
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