Category Archives: Values

Why Soldiers Miss War

By | February 4, 2023

[February 4, 2023]  Sebastian Junger answers a question that has chased me for many decades.  He gave a TED Talk (link here, 12:55 minutes) to explain.  Junger believes he knows why soldiers miss war. A few years ago, on my blog, I tried to answer a similar question a high school student asked: “Do you miss war?”  I… Read More »

My Most Popular Blog Post

By | December 31, 2022

[December 31, 2022] Since this year is coming to a close, and after more than eight years of blogging, I wondered what I should write about on this last day of 2022.  As regular readers know, about six months ago, I shifted focus from senior leadership to pursuing truth.  Wherever that led would be a true adventure and… Read More »

Merry Christmas from The Honeymooners

By | December 24, 2022

[December 24, 2022]  Looking back on the many television shows I watched growing up, one of my favorites was The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason.  The show follows the lives of New York City bus driver Ralph Kramden (Gleason), his wife Alice, Ralph’s best friend Ed Norton and Ed’s wife, Trixie.  Most episodes revolve around Ralph’s poor choices in… Read More »

Beautiful Babies and Abortion

By | November 29, 2022

[November 29, 2022]  Babies are beautiful.  I don’t think many would disagree with that statement.  And there is nothing more satisfying in one’s life than to bring a newborn into the world.  Surprisingly, there is the practice of abortion that runs counter to our connection with babies. Once you have a baby, you realize the complexity, the struggles,… Read More »

What is Beauty?

By | November 28, 2022

[November 28, 2022]  There is nothing more valuable than beauty.  We all know this to be true, but most of us cannot explain it, nor can we fully understand why that is the case.  To articulate an explanation of beauty stretches our minds.  What is beauty, and why is it so valuable?  Why is beauty confusing?  Moreover, why… Read More »

Special Thoughts this Thanksgiving Day

By | November 24, 2022

[November 24, 2022]  Our good and old-fashioned Thanksgiving Day is here.  And, yes, to answer the same question from my readers, I do enjoy the day.  I enjoy it because I’m blessed with beautiful memories of my parents [recently deceased] providing for their four children, often unruly but always grateful kids.  We are all thankful that our parents… Read More »

Power of the Truth

By | November 22, 2022

[November 22, 2022]  The ancient sages of the past gave us some darn good advice, and that is, “find your own words.”  And, if those are truthful words, then there is nothing that can stop you.  The power of the truth rings throughout all cultures and at all times. Are you a sovereign individual?  Or not?  If you… Read More »