Profile: Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa

By | April 21, 2018

[April 21, 2017]  Growing up in the Deep South of the United States never stunted my intellectual growth because I was surrounded by military veterans who told of their experiences.  Once such story was relayed to me by my father, who spoke with retired U.S. Army General “Black Jack” Pershing.  Pershing told my father of the story of… Read More »

Leaders: You Gotta Think Big

By | April 18, 2018

[April 18, 2018]  At 5:13 am on this date, April 18, 1906, the city of San Francisco, California experienced a massive earthquake that was felt along nearly all of the West Coast.  Massive fires then broke out threatening to kill thousands.  The only way city leaders could control the problem was to think big, act quickly, and not… Read More »

Honesty Must be Practiced

By | April 17, 2018

[April 17, 2018]  I frequently tell the story of how West Point military cadets behave when they are allowed to buy small treats from one of the many vending machines. On top of the machines are coins that accumulated in the change slot and no one has claimed.  No cadet dare take a coin for themselves, as this… Read More »

The Sound of Freedom

By | April 16, 2018

[April 16, 2018]  My High School friend’s dad was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas.  On several occasions when my friend and I were annoyed by all the jet noise, his dad would say; Boys, that is the sound of freedom. Americans have always been seen as an odd… Read More »

Reading List (Update): On Evil

By | April 14, 2018

[April 14, 2018]  It has been said that it is a person’s own mind, not the enemy or foe, which lures a person to evil ways.  Evil (what it is and is not) is humankind’s greatest mystery which remains unresolved yet continues to be tenacious in its damage to countless civilizations.  I often chuckle to myself when I… Read More »

Generals aren’t Leaders Anymore: by Army Vet

By | April 13, 2018

[April 13, 2018]    Army Vet takes a hard look at American GENERALS and ADMIRALS and comes away believing they are not the leaders they should be. U.S. military Generals aren’t leaders anymore.  That also includes admirals from the Navy and Coast Guard; which are much worse!  I’ll stick to the Army Generals for the moment and tell you… Read More »