How to Wrestle with a Difficult Decision: Advice from Sergeant Alvin C. York | The Art of Manliness


Corporal Alvin C. York silently led his squad of men through the thick underbrush and dense fog of the Argonne Forest early the morning of October 8, 1918. His regiment had been tasked with charging down Hill 223 and making their way across an open plain towards the Decauville Railroad. Their mission was to cut … Continue reading How to Wrestle with a Difficult Decision: Advice from Sergeant Alvin C. York | The Art of Manliness

These are my thoughts… (a post from my friend)


A fantastic post by a good friend…..   These are my thoughts... ...shared mostly so you can understand where I am coming from, even if you disagree with me. It is 11:47 pm right now and I should be sleeping. I should be sleeping but I am unable to. One hour ago, it appeared that … Continue reading These are my thoughts… (a post from my friend)

Leadership or Anti-Leadership


U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usually called a "standard" in official U.S. government terminology). It is defined in Executive Order 10860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With the November election upon us, I think it’s a time to talk about leadership, what a leader is and is not. The qualities of a leader and the qualities of … Continue reading Leadership or Anti-Leadership

Words and Power


Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Words are powerful things; they have the power to change history, to create revolution and to mend broken hearts. I was reminded of this fact this morning when I gave the following quote to a friend: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. … Continue reading Words and Power

Destructive Thinking


I thought I would share another found article…. ------START----- post written by: Marc 10 Destructive Faults in Our Way of Thinking The human mind is wonderful and powerful, but it’s far from perfect.  There are several common judgment errors that it’s prone to making.  In the field of Psychology these are known as cognitive biases, … Continue reading Destructive Thinking