Forged in Fire

The Rio Norte Line

“Some men aren’t looking for anything logical. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

~ Alfred J. Pennyworth describing the Joker to Bruce Wayne

I have been giving a lot of thought lately to the cyclical nature of human history. History doesn’t repeat in the sense we see exact carbon copies of events occur in every cycle, but it is a lot like the old 8-track tapes some of us grew up with where there are several different tracks on the same endless reel. Sometimes we are on track one, sometimes on track three – but the loop always brings us back to where we started.

Today, I have been thinking about Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the people we came to know as the saviors of the world and the Greatest Generation. I was wondering what…

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