Category Archives: Values

Showing Moral Courage: Cardinal Joseph Zen

By | February 12, 2018

[February 12, 2018]  It has been said that the world’s intellectual elites have been attacking Christianity generally and Roman Catholicism specifically for at least a century.  Communist nations led this effort but there is one person who stands up against the state’s efforts and that man is Cardinal Joseph Zen.  Cardinal Zen is well known for his outspokenness on… Read More »

Happy New Year 2018

By | January 1, 2018

[January 1, 2018] It is common for folks to hail the New Year as a time to look forward to better and greater times. I like this optimism and those with a positive attitude for that is one of the key attributes of good leadership. Leadership, however, is not something to be taken lightly since it is about… Read More »

Who Was Mary Edwards Walker?

By | December 30, 2017

[December 30, 2017] My intent here at is to not only discuss the core attributes of leadership but to also provide outstanding examples; those people we can look at to improve our skills and inspire us. Today, I will be recognizing Mary Edwards Walker, born 1832, American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war, and surgeon. Mary Edwards Walker is… Read More »

Who Was Armin T. Wegner?

By | December 8, 2017

[December 8, 2017]  In 1784, Robert Burns wrote in a poem1 that “Man’s inhumanity to man causes countless thousands to mourn.”  His inspiration was based on his own poverty in which he lived.  It is poetic, in a sense, that we use his words to describe the horrific genocide perpetrated against the Armenian peoples in the early 20th… Read More »

North Korea: a Dash to Freedom

By | November 27, 2017

[November 27, 2017]  As I watched the video of a North Korean soldier escape into the South, I’m reminded of the East German guard’s “leap to freedom” in 1961.  Both have something in common and that is the desire to flee communism and its dehumanizing effects on its captive citizenry.  Communist North Korea is no place to live.… Read More »

Leader Transparency

By | October 21, 2017

[October 21, 2017]  Corruption, moral depravity, cruelty, criminality… all these things are believed to disappear if only there was sufficient leader transparency.  While perceived as achieving grand results, the truth is that while transparency is good it is also somewhat overrated in its effect.  Transparency does work but few of us know what it is about. The days… Read More »

The Catalonia Independence Movement

By | October 5, 2017

[October 5, 2017]  Who is Carles Puigdemont and what is Catalonia?  Until just recently, Mr. Puigdemont was an unknown outside Spain and parts of Europe.  He is currently the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, a province of northeastern Spain and the person leading the Catalonia independence movement. This independence movement of Catalonia to secede from Spain is… Read More »