Category Archives: Respect

The Thin Blue Line: Why I Support the Police

By | August 29, 2020

[August 29, 2020]  I live in a 55-plus housing development as part of a Home Owners Association.  Residents are older, generally conservative politically, culturally homogeneous, and nearly all are retired.  Despite their age, most live with a spouse and are physically active.  They are what most folks would call, solidly middle class.  They also support the police and… Read More »

Leadership Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

By | August 16, 2020

[August 16, 2020]  This article is the second in a new mini-series on leadership lessons from famous Revolutionary War heroes.  Today, I’m focusing on Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).  Franklin was one of a small group of American leaders who united the Thirteen Colonies, leading the war for independence from Great Britain and building a new form of government. We… Read More »

Disrespect for the Vietnam War Vets

By | August 13, 2020

[August 13, 2020]  I’m old enough to remember seeing – with my own eyes – the terrible treatment of our Vietnam War vets when returning from war.  When I joined the U.S. Army in late 1974, I made myself a promise that I would not tolerate such egregious behavior by anyone.  The treatment these veterans received was unacceptable… Read More »

Leadership Lessons from Samuel Adams

By | August 12, 2020

[August 12, 2020]  I’m starting a new mini-series about leadership lessons taken from the writings of famous Revolutionary War heroes.  To begin the series, I will start with Samuel Adams (1722-1803) as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and political philosopher. After Sam Adams passed away, his legacy was shrouded in controversy.  In the early… Read More »

Honor & Respect:  the Lost 52 Project

By | August 1, 2020

[August 1, 2020]  Occasionally, in the pages of, I highlight an organization that is making a difference.  Today, I’m introducing the Lost 52 Project.  They are about providing the “fullest possible documentation and accounting” of the locations of 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II.  Few words describe what they do, but I like honor and… Read More »