Category Archives: Leadership

You Gotta See This Gal:  Jedediah Bila

By | February 8, 2023

[February 8, 2023]  I’m still laughing.  Moments ago, I listened to a video podcast of a real tiger of a woman, Jedediah Bila.  She’s funny, witty, and really out there on today’s women (and men) affairs and how these they have destroyed themselves when it comes to long-term relationships, family, and security.  Jedediah Bila is an American television… Read More »

Uses & Abuses of Military History

By | February 7, 2023

[February 7, 2023]  My favorite military historian Victor Davis Hanson has a recent article on the uses and abuses of military history.  Once again, he is turning our heads toward a better understanding of our responsibility to encourage learning about war so we don’t repeat past mistakes. “War accelerates and intensifies the human experience.” Military history is based… Read More »

War and Brotherhood

By | February 6, 2023

[February 6, 2023]  At the request of many readers and to pursue what I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I will discuss some of my thoughts on war and brotherhood and try to understand what they mean.  Using common thinking tools, I’ll shed some light on the human mind and, frankly, expand our thinking regarding the… Read More »

Why Soldiers Miss War

By | February 4, 2023

[February 4, 2023]  Sebastian Junger answers a question that has chased me for many decades.  He gave a TED Talk (link here, 12:55 minutes) to explain.  Junger believes he knows why soldiers miss war. A few years ago, on my blog, I tried to answer a similar question a high school student asked: “Do you miss war?”  I… Read More »

The Lion King

By | January 29, 2023

[January 29, 2023]  My son was about 11 years old when The Lion King (1994) movie came out in theaters near us.  I drove him and several of his friends to see it.  Nearly everyone I know has seen it and came away thinking the movie was right about life.  It struck a chord in us somehow. Dr.… Read More »