Present Yourself to Build Confidence

By | November 17, 2022

[November 17, 2022]  You should present yourself to the world in such a way that you don’t disgrace yourself.  You don’t want to disgrace yourself because the consequences of disgrace are emotional chaos, more pain, and less positive thinking.  The best way to present yourself is to stand up properly and stretch out so that others can see… Read More »

Dr. Jordan Peterson’s 42 Rules for Life

By | November 16, 2022

[November 16, 2022]  Dr. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist with a vast international following.  Many years ago, on, he wrote in the Q&A section 42 things that he sees as basic rules for life.  I’ve listed them here.  Today, you can find this list everywhere, but on Quora, for some reason, they were deleted by Quora… Read More »

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… Read More »

The Pathology of Victimhood: Dr. Gunderman

By | November 10, 2022

[November 10, 2022]  There is little doubt that the West has a serious attraction to “victimhood”; it’s believed to be a virtue and desirable.  Richard Gunderman, MD, Ph.D., is an experienced doctor and serious thinker about the health of populations.  He takes a strategic look at the West’s victimhood mentality in a recent article titled Pathologies of Victimhood.… Read More »

What I Learned from Explosive Mines

By | November 9, 2022

[November 9, 2022]  Mines!  We all have fear; small, large, immobilizing, ulcer-inducing, and generally unpleasant at best.  One of my fears has been explosive mines.  Originally an Infantryman and then a Combat Engineer, mines were always part of my mission, mostly not to step on one.  Mines scare me.  Here is what I learned from explosive mines. “You… Read More »

Election Day 2022: Finally!

By | November 8, 2022

[November 8, 2022]  It’s finally here; Election Day 2022.  In preparation, I was at a friend’s house yesterday – Frank & Terry – to pick up credentials that allow my wife and I into any polling place in our town as “poll challengers.”   We believe that making a difference in our community, state, and nation means going out… Read More »

Offline for a Few Days

By | November 7, 2022

[November 7, 2022]  It was no surprise that I was out of town for a few days; offline, but I had expected to keep up with my daily blogging.  As the weekend developed, it turns out that the event I attended was a “huge” Italian wedding in New York City; big things happen there.  My wife and I… Read More »

The Importance of Family

By | November 4, 2022

[November 4, 2022] Interestingly, human children have the most prolonged dependency period of any animal creature.  This makes the social bond between mother and child of primary importance.  And from that, we find the importance of family. Around that mother-child bond is the need for a structure for it even to be possible for children to survive the… Read More »