Nestled on West 22nd Street is a welcoming, cozy nightclub featuring the best in musical entertainment. I've attended numerous performances there, enjoying the varied range of performers, from super famous to those on their way up.
As part of our continuing effort to bring you the Art of Intelligence here's the latest piece from former Army Counter-intelligence author John Davis.
The following was originally posted on MysteriousWritings.com on April 19th, 2017.
Perhaps the most mysterious beginning of any movie is the scene at Fort Zinderneuf, in the 1939 film, Beau Geste. Fort Zinderneuf is a French Foreign Legion outpost, standing mute, somewhere in the Sahara. It is approached by a relief column of soldiers, sent to rescue the beleaguered occupants.
The current antipathy between the White House and the Intelligence community will play out in time and, hopefully, will again become a working relationship that serves America well. With the new geopolitical dangers we are reminded again that we live in a dangerous world -- and the professionals who place their lives on the line to keep us safe are as quietly heroic as they are unknown to us.
Like most people I know, I’ve always had some lofty, highly unlikely, fantasy goals for myself. For some people it’s becoming an astronaut, for others it’s opening a bar on a tropical beach somewhere, and for me it’s having enough smolder and confidence to be a burlesque dancer. Although Marcy Richardson is much more than that, she embodies that fearlessness that comes with the ability to enchant a room by singing, flying on a lyra, or contorting herself around a pole.