The Scar Experiment and Victimhood

By | December 3, 2023

[December 3, 2023]  A 1985 social science experiment by Drs. Robert Kleck and Christopher Strenta have been getting their deserved recognition (article link here) lately in media circles.  I bring this up mostly to credit these scientists for telling us something most people already know.  Their study is called the Scar Experiment.  Here is the conclusion in the… Read More »

Fake Workplace Victimization: an Update

By | December 2, 2023

[December 2, 2023] I wrote an article about fake workplace victimization ten years ago.  It was based on my observation of the Department of Army Civilizations (DACs).  At the time, I recommended to the military that the best solution for them was to reduce civilian hires by more than 50%, keeping the best qualified and firing the rest. … Read More »

Letters to My Granddaughter, No. 39

By | November 27, 2023

[November 27, 2023] Bonnie was my first “girlfriend.”  I was six years old, and now as I look back from many decades and a number of girlfriends later, I didn’t actually know what having a girlfriend meant.  Some folks will say it’s not possible for a boy to have a girlfriend so young when he is immature, unfocused,… Read More »

Small Things Matter

By | November 26, 2023

[November 26, 2023]  The growth of violent crime in many American cities has been in the news lately, a surprising change to a prolonged decline in crime.  There are many theories as to why.  One explanation, however, is that the leaders of those cities have failed to fix the small things.  The lesson?  Small things matter. Years ago,… Read More »

After the Victory

By | November 24, 2023

[November 24, 2023]  In 1868, former U.S. Army General Ulysses S Grant was elected president to an office that bore witness to national divisiveness over the aftermath of the great U.S. Civil War that ended only a few years before.  While Grant is best known for his generalship during that war, what he did after the victory made… Read More »