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Embrace the Transitions

Transitions are hard. They always have been and likely always will be. Some call it change, but what is change if nothing but a transition from one set of knowns to another set of knowns?

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The Council of Elders

Here’s a link to a recent podcast appearance with Chance Lunsford, @logocentrifugal on YouTube. Guests were myself, Billy Redhorse and Dennis Hymes. Enjoy!

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The Black Seal

Rum, that ever present preferred drink of Sailors everywhere. And I was (and am) one of those Sailors.

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The Coffee Council

I have always found it fascinating and somewhat humorous about the older men sitting around McDonalds or Hardees or countless diners, drinking coffee, talking and taking on the issues of the day.

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What Exactly is a Navy Chief?

Many of you have seen my posts on Twitter and likely visited my profile where it states, first and foremost, that I am a proud US Navy Chief Petty Officer. And I am. I retired from the US Navy in 2007 with 24 years of active service to the world’s greatest Navy. I’m sure some […]

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Alphabet Soup

We use acronyms as a way to shorten spelling and speech. Acronym is a fairly recent word, dating from the 1940s, although acronyms existed long before we gave them that name.

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The Youth of A Nation

The youth are the road to our future, we are the key to their past. Who is responsible to ensure that this group of citizens are ready to assume the mantle of leadership and authority? We are. Who is ‘we’? You and I. And it doesn’t fall to a certain corner of Twitter, any particular […]

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Modern Day Warriors

Note: This is a blog post from my previous blog. Enjoy! We’re all familiar with the literary character Tom Sawyer from the writings of Mark Twain. Tom first appeared in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain 1876) and later, more famously, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain 1884). He’s a boy, about 12, who […]

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The Pelican Brief

Yeah, I just stole the title from a great John Grisham novel. I’ll take my chances. If John Grisham reads this post, he can call me and I’ll make it right. But anyway, I want to talk about real pelicans. We were on the beach last week, maintaining our social distancing, of course. Of course, […]

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A Talk With the Chief

This a short 15-20 minute ‘TED’ type talk I recorded for an online event. In it, I speak about leadership and honor in today’s world. Enjoy.