Category Archives: Respect

Movie: We Were Soldiers

By | September 5, 2020

[September 5, 2020] I don’t do movie reviews, but I do comment on them occasionally. My wife told me that doing a “war movie review” might be a good idea, and I should consider starting. Here is my first attempt. The movie I chose today for a review is We Were Soldiers (2002) starring Mel Gibson. The movie… Read More »

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 »