Memorial Day – Flanders Field

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 […]

In Memoriem

“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 […]

General Pershing On “FIDO”

Early in my career I learned about the FIDO Principle (Forget It and Drive On) as an aid to recovering from a mistake or from adversity. Seems Blackjack Pershing learned it before me! “Now for a word of advice and don’t forget this. If you have a fall—mental, moral, or physical–pick yourself up and start […]