Â I thought I would have a greater sense of nostalgia upon my return to the Rock, instead I was greeted with ambivalence and massive piles of rubble.Â March is the month of Founderâ€™s Day in which West Point grads celebrate the founding of the United States Military Academy.Â The closest Founderâ€™s Day celebration to […]
I attended the Professional Speakers Association meeting the other night and one the keynote speakers gave a presentation on purpose.Â His theme was thatÂ we should live our lives on purpose not on accident.Â He said the way to find your purpose is to align your true core values with your true insecurities.Â Once you truly […]
If you open your eyes in the morning and you are still breathing, then you are alive.Â Every thing else is a bonus. (Picture: somewhere on manuevers in Germany) Part of my training as an Infantry Officer required me to go to Ranger School, which is suppose to primarily be a leadership school for combat […]
Â The trail as a metaphor is a wonderful concept. Each person must walk his or her own path through life, and is ultimately responsible for the direction that path may take. Life, like any trail, is a matter of ups and downs. When one is going up, and the way is steep and tiring, […]
A virtual friend of mine was explaining to me how she wants to do so many these things with her life, but she had to temper her ambitions with pleasing other people. She reckons she is stopped cold by her obligations to the ones she loves. In her mind, she wrestles with the possibility that […]
They say you know you’re getting old when you walk around puddles instead of through them.Â I must be getting old because I walked around this one!
The problem of those who wait, wrote Nietzsche, is that it requires luck. And it requires a lot of luck if you are waiting for some higher being to give you permission to act by telling you it is the â€˜right timeâ€™ to act. The reality is the â€˜right timeâ€™ never happens. There are people […]