Giving Peace a Chance: Leadership in Action

By | September 17, 2020

[September 17, 2020]  Those who study statesmanship and the experienced leadership know how difficult it is to make progress on old and emotionally-laden political issues.  Two days ago, the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel signed a peace deal with one another.  Casual observers will not understand the significance of or difficulty in this achievement, and that is unfortunate. Those… Read More »

Showing Moral Courage: Chief Dave Booth

By | September 17, 2020

[September 16, 2020]  Police in America are under siege.  That should come as no surprise, and, unfortunately, many of our political leaders are encouraging violence against police officers across the nation.  But there is at least one local Police Chief who is unwilling to “bend a knee” as other officers have done.  Heber City Police Chief Dave Booth… Read More »

Website Crash at

By | September 17, 2020

[September 17, 2020]  Yesterday, at about 2 pm, my website crashed.  The reason is unknown.  What we do know is that it destroyed two days worth of posts.  I will re-post the articles but reader comments have also disappeared.  My apologies for any inconvenience. One of my readers suggested that the “Internet Secret Police” may not have liked… Read More »

Duty in Action:  John “Black Jack” Pershing

By | September 12, 2020

[September 12, 2020]  Who was John “Black Jack” Pershing?  I remember my dad talking about how he met Pershing in Hot Springs, Arkansas, during the 1930s and how impressive and focused the retired Army General was at the time.  But John Pershing is, at best, an elusive figure in American history, where the fog of time obscured his… Read More »

The 9/11 Anniversary: a very Special Day

By | September 11, 2020

[September 11, 2020]  Every time I read an article or watch television about the Islamic terrorists’ attacks on September 11, 2001, it makes me angry.  I very rarely get mad about anything, but the attacks this day were the single largest terror attack by far on any country.1  Today is the 19th anniversary of these attacks on 9/11,… Read More »

Sometimes you have to Play Cards

By | September 10, 2020

[September 10, 2020]  Laid out before us was a bounty of food and drinks, all in honor of our visit to Honduras.  Our advanced party had been sent to determine the needs of our local military counterparts in their war against illegal (and very dangerous) drugs coming across their border from Nicaragua.  Our soldiers were going to eat,… Read More »

Happy 7th Anniversary:  theLeaderMaker

By | September 9, 2020

[September 9, 2020]  A few days ago, on September 3rd, we celebrated our happy seventh anniversary here at Usually, I would start by thanking everyone who reads my blog, for their continued loyalty and for their input to make the blog so successful. Thank you!  It is not easy to attract and keep intelligent folks.  I’m satisfied… Read More »