The First Rule of Fight Club

I’m sure someone has done research on this but why does it seem the people we fight with the most are the ones closest to us? In fact, we say some of the most heinous things to our dearest love ones. Things that if we said to a stranger on the street would...

Talk Hard John Boy!

One of the things I really appreciated about Bruce Feiler’s book, The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go out and Play, and Much More, is that he acknowledges the reality that of all the great advice that is...

The Perfect Family

Life changes. The parenting and relationship skills that worked in our agrarian and even our industrial societies no longer work. It is time to write the new rules of how to be a happy and successful family in the 21st-century. Author Bruce Feiler conducted exten sive...

Just do the right thing

I’m very appreciative of all the attention that Mark Donald is bringing to the cause of post traumatic stress, in Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic. War and the weapons of war are intentionally designed to kill people in the most effective way...

Calm in the face of adversity

I’m not sure when or where this value was instilled but the concept of it being better to beg forgiveness than ask permission seems to be a recurring theme throughout my life. Whether as a US Coast Guard Officer, or in airport operations at some of our...

SEAL medicine

As any reader of my blog knows I love books about the US special operations. Special operations personnel never settle for second-best. They strive to be the best of the best and to accept nothing less. They are an example of the right way to do things. While I have...
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