Old Ironsides, Old Fashioned Leadership

By | August 19, 2019

[August 19, 2019]  A few years ago, I wrote an article about the U.S. Congressional leadership authorizing attacks on British vessels in 1776.  That strategic decision helped win the War of Independence.   Later, with the U.S. Naval Act of 1794, Congress authorized the building of six frigates; one of the six built was named the USS Constitution.  It… Read More »

Some Comments on the Hong Kong Protests

By | August 16, 2019

[August 16, 2019]  Something is going on that most folks in the West don’t know much about, nor seem to care.  In Hong Kong, officially a “special administrative region” of China,1 there are large protests that started with a new Chinese law allowing citizens in violation of the law to be extradited to China for trial.  Initial protests… Read More »

Leadership and Rally Sports

By | August 12, 2019

[August 12, 2019] In the early 1970s, I took my turn to compete in several motorsport races that took place on rarely-traveled public roads in West Texas. The favored name at the time was Rally Sports.1 These were grueling races that tested the limits of the automobile and the driver because of long distances, varying terrain, and non-stop… Read More »

Courage, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | August 10, 2019

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [August 10, 2019] I was sitting on the sand of my favorite beach in Ocean City, Maryland (the home of artistic Xpression, the boardwalk, and sundaes in the park) when I overheard several of my sand-buddy neighbors arguing over what to do about “white supremacy.” Now, if you’re going to make… Read More »