3 Things Junior Leaders Must Do!

By | March 23, 2020

[March 23, 2020]  I was watching a little television yesterday, and while catching up on the news (all about the Coronavirus-COVID19), one of the announcers said that “now is the time for leadership.”1  After seeing what many young folks are doing by ignoring commonsense warnings about the pandemic, I would have added that now is the time for… Read More »

When Everything is a Priority

By | March 20, 2020

[March 20, 2020]  The idea that some things in our lives are more important than others has been around since the beginning of humankind.  In the 1400s and until recently, the word ‘priority’ meant something being the first one.  However, ‘priority’ got hijacked somewhere along the way, and now it means many things.  This change has led to… Read More »

Observations from the Great Self-Isolation

By | March 18, 2020

[March 18, 2020]  For those not living off the grid (by definition you are not reading this), you’ve been following the up-and-coming great isolation.  The infectious and deadly Coronavirus – origins in China – has been spreading like wildfire on dry canyon grass, causing us to isolate ourselves from one another.  At least that is what medical experts… Read More »

12 Biggest Mistakes Junior Officers Make

By | March 16, 2020

[March 16, 2020]  I was a junior military officer and saw many self-inflicted mistakes made by my peers.  These errors formed a pattern, and, at the time in the 1980s, I wrote them down in my notebook (that I found recently tucked away in an old footlocker).  Here are the 12 biggest mistakes junior officers can make: Thinking… Read More »

Duty, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | March 15, 2020

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 15, 2020]  Duty is the essence of humanness.  No words written are more pointed to the reason modern men and women are so unhappy … unhappy because they fail to realize that not doing one’s “duty” is the denial of our obligation to act righteously.  For the past several weeks,… Read More »

Avoiding the Coronavirus

By | March 14, 2020

[March 14, 2020]   I’m a little late to the party with this post.  Several of my readers have pointed out that I have not written a comment on avoiding the Coronavirus.  I would not want to disappoint.  Besides, government public health officials have been full of advice about how we can minimize the risk of catching the virus. … Read More »