Our Sense of Urgency

When we evaluate ourselves daily, we should feel as if we accomplished something, profound or not, within that day. Our pride is fueled by how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. Our ambition in our lives is a catalyst for career growth. Limited ambition equals less likelihood of advancement. A declined probability for…

State of The Union: Conflicted.

Tonight marked President Biden’s first State of the Union as Commander in Chief. There are not a lot of positive items for him to discuss, but as I anticipated, he spun a web of contradiction in front of the American people spouting facts not in evidence to assuage the fears of his party and inflame…

Ukraine Matters

Russia invaded Ukraine last night for the first time since 2014. I’ve seen a lot of comments lately about how it doesn’t matter to us and that we should go about our lives. “We should let them do their thing,” “it’s way over there in Eastern Europe,” but that is the wrong answer. The United…

Resilience

One of the first things they teach you in the Army is resilience. The best way to teach this involves pain and discomfort. My many encounters with this lesson were ingrained in my mind, as was the point of most things the Army (or life) teaches you. Resilience is not handed to you when you…