Hero:  Jack Wilson

By | January 1, 2020

[January 1, 2020]  Welcome to the New Year 2020, where we will surely see an increase in violence, crime, drug use, and yet great hope.  I say “great hope” because there are men like Jack Wilson who gives us hope that there are good people who will adopt responsibility and do what is right, at the right time… Read More »

Profile: Don Imus

By | December 30, 2019

[December 30, 2019]  Many across the nation were saddened to hear about the death last week of Don Imus; radio shock-jock, family man, comedian, and philanthropist.  He was controversial, and when the next dictionary update is published, his photo might be part of the definition of “provocateur.”  Ending the year 2019 on this profile is an honor for… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: Lies & Deceit

By | December 28, 2019

[December 28, 2019]  For those new to my leadership blog, this ‘clearing the spindle’ on-going series is about ideas that I haven’t developed into articles.  I wanted to provide a little bit of feedback to my readers on things that senior leaders are talking about – often among themselves – and highlight a few that seem to get… Read More »

Battle of the Bulge: December 1944

By | December 27, 2019

[December 27, 2019]  In December 1944, citizens all across the United States were holding their collective breath.  The war in Europe was not over, but it seemed to be winding down.  The allies were at ease, well a bit at easy anyway.  It was winter, and Germany had not launched a winter military campaign since Frederick the Great… Read More »

Abuse of Power: a Senior Leader’s Thoughts

By | December 26, 2019

[December 26, 2019]  We all heard lately about the charges against U.S. President Donald Trump that he abused his power as the nation’s most senior leader.  Less discussed, but what is seen as a growing concern is the abuse of power by senior military leaders.  Having been a senior leader and been witness to many charges, investigations, and… Read More »

President Lincoln’s Christmas Gift

By | December 24, 2019

[December 24, 2019]  The day before Christmas 1864, on this date, Union General William T. Sherman presented the city of Savannah, Georgia, to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.  Sherman captured the city after his famous March to the Sea from Atlanta.  Savannah was the last major seaport that remained open to the Confederates.1 Intellectually, General Sherman was not just… Read More »