Look up the word exceptional in the dictionary and a few of the words stick out right away: Rare Unusual Superior Extraordinary By extension, the word exceptionalism is the condition of being exceptional which includes all of those superlatives. It is the belief that something as large as a country does not have to […]Read More Exceptional – Does it matter to you?
Well, actually, I just said it out loud as I was talking to my best friend. So technically, I really just did hear it. Was it a trusted source? Yes, yes. I trust my source with my life. Can it be verified? Well, it gets a little tricky here. I can verify that I heard […]Read More I just heard… Harry Reid might be a Chinese communist
It is a season of words Words are used by the two opposing camps in America to try and define the other side. Rarely, we get a glimpse into the true hearts and minds of the people who would lead us into the next part of the American journey and what many are now calling […]Read More The Roanoke Revelation Versus the American Revolution
Growing up in a middle class house in America was really a blessing. We learned early on about manners and the importance of following the basic rules we would need later on in life. There were rules like no arguing at the dinner table no borrowing from your brothers things without their permission (it was […]Read More What does class cost?
I don’t know when I first learned how to tell stories As a young boy, I listened to the stories of many people who were older than me. Some of them were meant to inform, some were meant to teach lessons, and of course in the early days, the hope was that if I listened […]Read More The Storyteller’s Burden
Its hard for me to imagine a submarine setting out on a journey without a chart. The modern Trident boats today cost between 2-4 billion dollars depending on which group is trying to defend or decry their existence. That’s a lot of money to risk on an adventure where charts are not accurate or available. […]Read More Uncharted waters
The new 2012 Campaign Song Sung to the theme from “A few of My Favorite Things” Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and Europe People in congress who just won’t roll over Long gone Republicans from the West Wing These are a few of my best excuse things… When the debt climbs, when the banks fail Unemployment’s up […]Read More “its not my fault … ask anyone who loves me”
I am not sure what philosopher first uttered the words in the title of this post It may have been an old Navy Boson’s Mate Chief trying to square away a young non-rated seaman about ship’s lore. Ultimately, the phrase has been used in more stories and tales about life than most of the alternative […]Read More A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
Just a short message this week to the Followers of the New Freedom Underground Deep disappointment for the dirty dogs of war… David Ax-man denied In the dying days of democracy dozens of devious democrats demanded debilitating deals while denying the details of its descendant direction. Decadency caused by deleterious debutants disguised as “lawyers” who […]Read More On Wisconsin (bring on the fall!)
What is your favorite birthday memory of all time? Was it a special trip or maybe something you had hoped for all year? I don’t remember the year that I first got my favorite birthday present, but I do remember what is was. It was the year I found out that I shared the same […]Read More Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (and they still don’t like him very much!)