50 Shades of Patriotism

So if you’re looking for some steamy story in this blog, you will be disappointed. The inspiration for this blog was the following observaton: An oversized pick up (mint condition without a speck of dust having never done a day of gritty manual labor) came roaring by (wasting gas using up what remains of ourContinue reading “50 Shades of Patriotism”

The Boiling Point

We’ve all heard the story of the frogs in the pot of water that gradually gets so hot that it boils them and they miss the opportunity to hop out of the pot, Got me to thinking…there’s all sorts of pots that are heating up to the point of no return if we are notContinue reading “The Boiling Point”

Anything can be accomplished with ENOUGH !!!

It’s an odd title for a blog so here’s my explanation: ENOUGH as used here means bringing to bear sufficient resources (i.e, money, manpower, equipment, whatever it takes) to accomplish the task at hand, usually this pertains to a challenge previously considered unsolvable or overwhelming. Why am I thinking about this? Several reasons: During ThanksgivingContinue reading “Anything can be accomplished with ENOUGH !!!”

Career: Military vs. Peace Corps

We’re all familiar with the military career and all that comes with that: Benefits, pension Lifetime guarantee of “3 hots and a cot” Health care, VA benefits Sense of purpose, camaraderie Sense of order, chain of command, discipline Potential to gain skills, learn, grow Potential to “rise up in the ranks” Potential to “see theContinue reading “Career: Military vs. Peace Corps”

Tipping Point:

What’s worth protesting against? What’s worth dying for? Everyone I encounter seems to have strong opinions in this polarized world. Well, not really everyone. Many lack any opinions and their passions evolve around the mundane of sports, gaming, shopping and tweeting. As for the polarized persons for whom emotions run high, it got me toContinue reading “Tipping Point:”

One Priority, One Project

What would be the one project we all could engage in to build a renewed sense of community, unity and purpose? So many good causes, so many non-profits. Just check the list of the United Way and the Community Calendar of any community and you will be overwhelmed by the selections. All worthy causes andContinue reading “One Priority, One Project”