Hero Kid, Loser Teacher

By | September 2, 2023

[September 2, 2023]  By now, most of you will have heard of the “hero” kid who would not back down when his teacher and school administrators ordered him to remove a Gadsden Flag patch from his bookbag.  They wrongly claimed the Gadsden Flag was associated with slavery.  The kid is a hero for his actions. This kid, 12-year-old… Read More »

Why Dads Should Be Dangerous

By | September 1, 2023

[September 1, 2023]  Nick Freitas has some common sense commentary on child predators and is brutally clear that the best way to protect children from them is with strong, capable, dangerous fathers.  I like a recent YouTube video (5:27 minutes, link here) where he talks about this.  Last month, I wrote about child predator Jack Reynolds, advising on… Read More »

Fear, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Islamophobia

By | August 31, 2023

[August 31, 2023]  When I began this leadership blog almost ten years ago, I had a few friends write an occasional column.  Sadako Red, a pen name, became more popular because of his wit and penchant for getting into sticky situations and his nimble ability to extract himself from the most uncomfortable and dangerous situations.  And no one… Read More »

Book Review: Teamwork

By | August 30, 2023

[August 30, 2023]  Below is a darn good book worth reading.  The core message is that any leader or person who wants a good life should focus on teamwork as their core principle.  Whether it is at work, home, church, volunteer organization, or a simple gathering of friends, teamwork makes everyone’s lives better.  This book review is one… Read More »

American Youth are Rejecting Mentorship

By | August 29, 2023

[August 29, 2023]  Much has been written (and will be written) about America’s youngest adult generation.  Subjects discussing our youth are many, for good and for bad, but something is going overlooked.  We are beginning to notice that they reject mentorship from leaders.1 Mentorship is, of course, the most effective and efficient way to improve life and leadership… Read More »

We’re Gonna Die Tomorrow:  Grrrrr

By | August 27, 2023

[August 27, 2023]  Don’t we all love the “world ends tomorrow” crowd?  I do!  And I love them because they are dedicated and 100% sure of themselves.  More comically known as Climatistas (after Marxist Sandinistas), these net-zero carbon emission folks are never honest about reaching their climate goals.  Mostly.  Turns out that one did let his mask slip… Read More »

Letter to My Granddaughter, No. 20

By | August 25, 2023

[August 25, 2023]  The room smelled of stale cigarette smoke and spilled beer.  My uncle DJ (Douglas James, and my namesake) Satterfield, much older than my dad served as a cook in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.  Later in life, he was a long-serving member of the Pine Bluff, Arkansas VFW, where he spent many… Read More »

Russia and Ukraine War: We Have No Strategy

By | August 24, 2023

[August 24, 2023]  In March of 2014, just as Russia invaded Crimea in southeast Ukraine, I wrote that the common prediction was Russia would not invade.  Therefore, I believed the U.S. would fail to develop a Western-America-centric strategy to stop Russia.  I’m not here to say I was right, but to emphasize that it was unacceptable then and… Read More »