Face the Danger

By | January 12, 2021

[January 12, 2021]  The world is unimaginably complex, dangerous, and unpredictable.  Events happen quickly, unexpectedly.  It can kill you.  While we want to feel we are in control, and we are in some ways, we are often not in control.  This is why we must face the danger that inevitably appears. “He who learns but does not think,… Read More »

The Rat Patrol: Lessons Not Forgotten

By | January 10, 2021

[January 10, 2021]  Sociologists tell us that culture affects perception, and perceptions drive behavior.  Some parts of our culture influence us in different ways, and some are more powerful than others.  Growing up, like so many kids, I watched television and saw something exciting and educational.  One show that I favored was The Rat Patrol (1966-1968). Starring Christopher… Read More »

5 of the Best Traits in New Army Officers

By | January 6, 2021

[January 6, 2021]  Working with great leaders brings many advantages, not all of which are directly related to learning how to think and act appropriately.  First, as an enlisted soldier and then as an officer, I was able to see leadership from two different perspectives.  In my opinion, the U.S. military is the best place to observe and… Read More »

Moral Cowardice: Twitter Senior Executives

By | January 4, 2021

[January 4, 2021]  There is a wise saying that goes something like this, “Censorship reflects a lack of self-awareness in the agent.” Over the past several years, social media companies have been exercising censorship over speech with which they disagree.  Those who censor the ideas of others are themselves practitioners of moral cowardice. “When you tear out a… Read More »