Author Archives: Alvin Plummer

About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!

Traveller Fifth Edition Kickstarter

It looks like Far Future Enterprises is looking to revise their work, and are aiming for a high-quality revision. I hope they pull it off! If they go generic, if they build up the background, if they go gearhead… if … Continue reading

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The Winds of War

A great miniseries from 1983. Based on the book by Herman Wouk (who died today, aged 103), it has two major viewpoints: A middle-aged Naval officer and aide of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and An American family, trapped in Europe at … Continue reading

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“Protect the Traditions!”

From CEH’s Science Under the Microscope Looks Infected Tradition is like a hot bath; a person gets in, becomes accustomed to the temperature and touch, relaxes, and stops thinking. I hear that the Vilani (and corporate, and governmental) infatuation with … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Empire

From the Amazon blurb Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World Kwasi Kwarteng is the child of parents whose lives were shaped as subjects of the British Empire, first in their native Ghana, then as British immigrants. He … Continue reading

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Brick Walls, Old School, New School

I understand the love of the Old School: “It will last.” Also, “Things that last save me money in the long term.” But you have to STAY and stick to doing what you are doing for Old School to be … Continue reading

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Dima Vorobiev Day II

So, we get another post dedicated solely to the comments of Dima Vorobiev, former Soviet propaganda expert. (For the first Dima Vorobiev Day, go here.) Quora: What are the ten commandments of being Russian? Dima Vorobiev, Former Soviet propaganda executive … Continue reading

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Imperial Nobility at the Dinner Table

From Wikipedia, Table Knife The distinguishing feature of a table knife is a blunt or rounded end. The origin of this, and thus of the table knife itself, is attributed by tradition to Cardinal Richelieu around 1637, reputedly to cure … Continue reading

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