Category Archives: Leadership

Clearing the Spindle: Wokism

By | January 21, 2022

[January 21, 2022]  I’m sick of wokism.  Wokism, a pernicious ideology that has wrecked grief and misery upon all of us because it requires, at its very core, a soft tyranny bordering on fascism, destroying the unfaithful and crushing our souls.  It is the forced acceptance of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference as the fundamental defining characteristic… Read More »

Dougisms: Some Not-so-Random Thoughts

By | January 19, 2022

[January 19, 2022]  Occasionally, I offer some not-so-random thoughts in writing that I’ve stored away in my mental rucksack.  My “rucksack” will never be retired.  Today, I’m pulling out a number of these for comment.  I like them.  Regular readers will instantly recognize the list.  Some have taken to calling them “Dougisms.” Dougisms: Tell the truth or you’ll… Read More »

For the Common Good

By | January 16, 2022

[January 16, 2022]  For the common good.  When someone asked why they visited disgrace upon those Spartans among them who lost their shields but did not do the same thing to those who lost their helmets or breastplates, the Spartan King Demaratus is said to have replied: “Because the latter they put on for their own protection, but… Read More »

Getting After It

By | January 15, 2022

[January 15, 2022]  Shortly after returning from my first deployment to Iraq in 2005 (documented in my recent book), I was notified of another pending deployment.  2006 and 2007 would find me again in Iraq with about a year off for “good behavior.”  A good friend told me that I should be happy ‘getting after it again. He… Read More »

A Comment on Mask Mandates

By | January 8, 2022

[January 8, 2022]  As regular readers of my website know, this is not a medical blog.  But I do, on occasion, draw attention to issues within the medical community.  Visiting my physician for my annual checkup last month, she told me something everyone needs to hear, especially politicians who set policy on mask mandates. Consensus within the medical… Read More »