Offline for a Few Days: Again

By | November 13, 2022

[November 13, 2022]  Last night, I returned from my trip out of town, offline, to be part of my parent’s Memorial service in Houston, Texas.  It was both an emotional and sad trip as our family placed my parents’ ashes in a columbarium next to their church.  Pastor Chris from The Woodlands Methodist Church conducted the service and did a super job.  Thanks to my sisters Paula, Terri, and brother Philip for helping us get through the service.

It will take a couple of days for me to catch up and get back to blogging.  Excuse my absence; it is for a good cause.  My parents are in their final resting place, which is in stark contrast to the large Italian wedding from the previous weekend.  One is the beginning of their lives and a happy time, and the other is the end of their lives and a sad time.  I wish them all Godspeed.


Please read my books:

  1. “55 Rules for a Good Life,” on Amazon (link here).
  2. “Our Longest Year in Iraq,” on Amazon (link here).
Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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18 thoughts on “Offline for a Few Days: Again

  1. ZB Two Two

    Godspeed to your parents. I will pray for them and your family. I’ll be attending mass this afternoon and will do so there as well. 🛐⛪🌄 Heck, Gen. Satterfield, your website made me change my “name.”

  2. Liz at Home

    “It will take a couple of days for me to catch up and get back to blogging. Excuse my absence; it is for a good cause. My parents are in their final resting place …” Bless you and your family, Gen. Satterfield. We are with you in spirit and do not forget that. We are here for you!

    1. Willie Strumburger

      OKAY, and we need to support Gen. Douglas Satterfield, or is it “Doug.” Let’s support him by getting a copy of his book, “55 Rules for a Good Life” and “Our Longest Year in Iraq.” Both are great books and I have them on my desk to re-read again and again. This is REAL leader thinking. Don’t not take the opportunity to read what a successful leader of combat troops thinks. An opportunity presents itself. If we don’t read his books, we lose big time. Get a copy of them now. Links to them are above.

  3. Rev. Michael Cain

    We are praying for the souls of your parents. I am sure they are now in Heaven.

    1. Bryan Z. Lee

      Yes Rev Cain and we should all who have parents consider ourselves lucky.

  4. Dead Pool Guy

    We were wondering what happened but we knew you would be back with us.

  5. Julia

    Thanks Gen. Satterfield and good to see you again posting. We all missed your humor and advice. I also got a copy of your book, ’55 Rules for a Good Life’ and it’s great. Go out and get a copy today from Amazon.
    I would also recommend that you get a copy of his first book, just published last year called ‘Our Longest Year in Iraq’ about construction engineers.

    1. José Luis Rodriguez

      Thank you Julia for helping us get our act together to read the book.
      “55 Rules for a Good Life,” destined to be a best seller.

    1. Doug Smith

      Yep, and we’re happy he is back. Gen. Satterfield says it might be a few days before he is totally back, so let’s pray for him and his family since their tragic loss of both parents.

      1. Big Al

        Agreed, Doug Smith and thanks for the note. I too would love to have him back TODAY but that’s is okay. I also got a copy of his book, “55 Rules for a Good Life” and I’m loving it all the way.


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