I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.

—Chinese Proverb

There are always many choices, many paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it’s easy.


Warfare through the 1700s to the middle of the nineteenth century was characterized by rows of soldiers marching straight toward their enemy. The opposing forces would do the same. Despite the fact that cannons and rifles being fired straight at them would kill thousands, it was not until the American Revolution that this pattern was challenged. When American revolutionary soldiers fought the British, they hid behind trees, lay prone on the ground to avoid being easy targets, and fought an entirely different type ...

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