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This tiger ain't gonna ride himself
“Revolutions are the grand occasions of history—grand Quarterdays on which the transactions of preceding periods of work and steady labor are audited and balanced…
We are on the unspent wave of a mighty revolution; and this revolution shall fulfill no man’s delineations; it shall accomplish no man’s prophesies; it shall flatter no man’s prescience; it shall culminate in no man’s ideals.” - Richmond Enquirer and Examiner, 1869
Welcome to the new year, my friends. And as always, I am a day late and a dollar short.
Truth be told, the last year has been a tumultuous one for your good friend here. Apart from changing jobs and relocating Casa de Lee to warmer climes, I have passed through several family tragedies that have knocked me off my feet. This is not meant to be an excuse but rather to provide some context for my neglect. I do plan to make it up to you in the coming days and weeks, however, and I am excited to finally roll out my review of Apocalypse Now—which has been a long time coming.
Moving forward, I will be publishing several book reviews for my Porch Readings, beginning with King of All Things by my friend Clark Savage, followed by “Tragedy in the Heartland,” a piece describing my hopes for the future. From there I will be providing both free and subscribers-only content on a weekly basis.
Please be on the lookout for this month’s Porch Reading; it will be in your inbox by the evening.
Once again, thank you for all your support, and I pledge to be more diligent this year than I was the last.