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How Long a Legacy?

This post appeared by me originally on pathtomanliness.com. Please check out my friend Ryan’s website and programs for great information and reading. The picture above is a headstone. A grave marker. Whose name is on it? When were they born? When did they die? Where were they from, what did they do? You can’t tell, […]

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What Matters…Making a Difference

He was known as the answer man by those who turned to him for advice. Over the years, he made himself available to those seeking guidance from someone they trusted. This wasn’t his job, but he tried to help everyone who came to him.

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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 […]