Blessings in disguise We are getting ready to head out to my nephew’s house for Thanksgiving Day dinner. The house will be filled with people and the smells of the season will wrap around us as we enter. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite times of year. But the way we celebrate has […]Read More There’s no place like home for the holidays… even if home is greater than 200 feet
This article is dedicated to all of the people who have recently found themselves elected to new roles in their local governments. It is also something that might be useful to any number of people who are already in leadership but aren’t very effective in getting things done. Outside of time management (which is […]Read More Precision Delegation – A guideline for leaders who find themselves in new roles
Yesterday was the 77th anniversary of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. I have been working on a book about one of the men who lost his life in that battle for at least 10 years. The last few chapters were the hardest. It was incredibly difficult to find the right way to memorialize a man […]Read More and now the real work begins – getting published
The Day After Veteran’s Day Proud… standing straight and erect with shoulders held back and eyes focused forward with a steel and resiliency that is unquestionable. Months of practice have made sure that even a sudden noise won’t change that. Crisp uniforms, flawless creases, perfect lines and hands glued in place at their sides. Chiseled […]Read More After the parades are over…
Veteran’s Day is about remembering the men and women who sacrificed so much for the country. If you asked most of us, and we were honest. We would simply say that we did our jobs This article came from the Honolulu Advertiser and was written about the USS San Francisco shortly after we made the […]Read More Veteran’s Day 2019 – Neptune’s Cadillac Redux
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Original Post from 2014: I posted this a few days ago on Facebook and the response has been pretty terrific. Lots of “Shares” and hundreds of “Likes” from all over the world. The picture has been on the blog a few times but I was thinking about what a veteran really…
No excuses The campaigns are all over. The last vote was cast. Falling nine votes short of victory means you go home and think about what happened and what you could have done differently. But second place in a two person race is still first loser. There are no real excuses. There are some reasons […]Read More Who planned this anyway???
This will be my last pre-election post. Its been a fun and interesting (and slightly stressful) nine months. Tomorrow the public will decide. The amazing thing is this: there will be an election. People will have a chance to influence the way their communities are run. What passes for democracy will be on display all […]Read More Elections… the good, the bad and the ugly
Recently, I made the decision to run for a local office. I figured after a lot of time of scrubbing shitters and shooting garbage out of the TDU, I would be a perfect candidate. Bilge diving seemed to also fit the bill so I filled out my paperwork to compete for a Township Supervisor. Not […]Read More Courage? I could never describe myself that way could you?
October 27, 2019. Its been seventy years since the Last Navy Day. The Navy has continued to grown and shrink with the whims of the politicians in Washington DC. But the ever present dangers of the world have never disappeared. Having a capable fleet that can defend our nation and in many cases freedom around […]Read More The Last Navy Day – October 27, 1949