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Veterans Day: A National History Book

Veterans Day. More than just a federal holiday, this is a national history book. This is an immense volume, an epic, formed of millions of unique and deeply personal stories bound together through the shared experience of military service. Despite the uniformity of many aspects of military life, every veteran has their own story to … Continue reading Veterans Day: A National History Book

Football and Metadata: A Winning Combination

For many, football along with BBQ and oxygen constitute the primal necessities of a small-town Texas autumn. Ask anyone who has ever played the game and they’ll mention the coach who metaphorically employed football to illustrate life’s great lessons.  One of these is how teammates can bring out the best in each other. This can … Continue reading Football and Metadata: A Winning Combination

Of Hills and Bikes, Part 1

The Texas Hill Country. Truer words were never spoken. There are a million obvious reasons why this terrain is not called the “Perfectly Flat and Level” country or the “Don’t sweat it dude, it’s all downhill” country. These reasons all have to do with the multitude of hills that dot this stretch of Central Texas. … Continue reading Of Hills and Bikes, Part 1

An Odd Odyssey of 0.5 Kilometers

An Odyssey marked by trial and endurance.  Impossible scenes of Herculean strength and stamina. Masses of humanity motivated by the sheer will to survive. These are a few examples of storylines you will never, ever see emerge out of the Boerne 0.5K. Emphasis again on ever. What is the Boerne 0.5K? It’s an event that … Continue reading An Odd Odyssey of 0.5 Kilometers

How Americans fight when they do not have superiority

On this anniversary of 9/11, I am drawn to a passage the great American writer Herman Wouk wrote in his classic War and Remembrance.  Recounting the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, Wouk writes of the extraordinary heroism displayed by three small U.S. Navy destroyers.  Outnumbered and outgunned, these ships confronted a large formation of … Continue reading How Americans fight when they do not have superiority

The Day Coronavirus Started

Hello there! Welcome to the first-ever blog post for 2XB Media. It is perhaps the understatement of this new millennia that the year 2020 will be forever associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. As surely as in billiards where a cue ball alters the trajectory of other pool balls it impacts, the coronavirus surely sent our … Continue reading The Day Coronavirus Started