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”

What will be the next ISIS?

Since it’s approaching 20 years since the 911 tragedy, I got to wondering what will be the next ISIS or Al-Kaida type threat. To answer this question, I considered the level of hate and frustration that built up in the mid-east (and beyond) against America. We have come to realize after years of mucking aroundContinue reading “What will be the next ISIS?”

Betrayed

I’m from the government and I’m here to help. Trust me. If you are dependent upon the promise of government help and support… Be afraid Don’t hold your breath Have a Plan-B This applies whether you are a domestic group or a foreign entity. Let’s start with domestic groups who put their faith in theContinue reading “Betrayed”

Why Was Obama So Bad?

Some reasons why I liked him: He ordered the killing of some really bad guys…..namely Bin Laden and other terrorists via drone attacks and special forces intervention. Strategic approach to national security without long-term foreign engagement. He made the best of circumstances having inheriting an unjust war that was started by George W. Bush andContinue reading “Why Was Obama So Bad?”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Let’s Walk In Each Others Shoes And Share Perspectives

Another post in my Manifesto of Big Ideas series, this post focusing on the theme of Walking In Each Others Shoes and gaining a greater sense of empathy

Manifesto of Big Ideas

American Options There was a time when: You worked hard You were loyal to your employer Your employer was loyal to you You had good medical health insurance You had a decent pension You didn’t have to change health insurance plans annually You didn’t have to keep worrying if your investment portfolio was the rightContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas”