Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Everyone sets goals for the new year, so here’s a little help for making and keeping your goals in 2017. Here’s hoping you have the best start for a great year, and achieve the things you want for yourself and for your family! I put together an entire page with resources to help […]
Mickey believes everyone can reach high levels of performance if inspired and led. During his 28 year US Air Force career Mickey commanded thousands of Airmen, managed portfolios worth billions of dollars, and worked with military, civil, and industry officials around the world. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the Eisenhower School at National […]
One of my Mom’s fondest wishes was to be published. She wrote a lot and submitted time and time again to publications like Ladies Home Journal, Life Magazine, and Readers Digest. She received rejection after rejection, but she never gave up! Sadly, cancer took her from us before she could get her work published. I think she’d […]
There has been considerable talk in the press and in the blogs on the importance of people treating each other with respect. It’s a subject I write about often because it’s central to leaders inspiring people to be their best, and groups forming into high performing teams. Whether it’s travelling, shopping in a crowd, or […]
In 1915, Canadian artilleryman John McCrae penned poem about loss and remembering. I share it with you today as a way to honor all the men and women who never returned from battle. Flanders Field John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That […]
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day! If you’re reading this and haven’t done something to honor your mom yet, you still have two days! My Mom was always a strong presence in my life and my family–and along with what my Dad she taught me a great deal about how to be successful in life. […]
It’s Holy Week in the Christian calendar, so this week’s links are all about Easter. As a trivia, history, and liturgy “geek,” I think this stuff is interesting so I’m bound in my geekness to share it with you! The days of Holy Week have their own names, beginning with Spy/Holy Wednesday, then Holy Thursday […]
Merry Christmas from our hale to yours. May the blessings of Christmas and the love of the Holy Family be with you throughout the coming year!
There’s a statue of Airman on the Academic Circle at Maxwell AFB, Alabama with a simple inscription: Here I am, send me. That’s what we thank veterans for on Veteran’s Day. We remember their service because when their country called, asking “Whom should I send? Who will go for us?”, young men and women stepped […]
On this Patriot Day, it’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years. I remember my thoughts and feelings so vividly that day, and I remember passing over the still burning wreckage in Manhattan in July 2002 as I went to join my comrades at war. Let’s pause and remember the lives lost, lives spared, and […]
“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” – William Tecumseh Sherman, General, US Army My deepest thanks to the men women who’ve given their “last full measure of devotion” and to […]
UPDATE: – Marc is our winner, congrats! Look for an email from me with instructions on how to claim your prize! Happy New Year from Hawaii! I’ll resume weekly blogging next week, but in the mean time I thought I’d ask you to comment with your 2015 goals. A few of my goals for 2015 […]
We’re privileged to live near hallowed ground: the battleground where 2,000 Americans lost their lives on December 7, 1941 during the attack on the military bases on Oahu. It’s humbling to live and work in a place where the history is never locked away in a book or museum, but part of our everyday lives. […]
Via Stars And Stripes Thanksgiving is among America’s most popular holidays, a time for food, family and football in celebrations that date back to the earliest days of the nation. In fact, the history of Thanksgiving is more complicated than the national myths about “Turkey Day.” Here are some facts about the holiday that you […]
There’s a famous poem by World War I poet-soldier A.E. Housman entitled Here Dead We Lie that speaks to me about the cost of war, and the courage of the men and women who fight them. When ever I’ve visited a military cemetery or seen a soldier’s grave at a civilian cemetery, I often think […]
Happy New Year with much Aloha from our house to yours!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Aloha from Hawaii on this Thanksgiving Day!
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