Can’t Stop Saying, Sir

Virtual Collar Device In the military, there is clarity of role and responsibility. Someone has a designation and rank which is clearly displayed unless a condition exists in which it cannot be. Someone has contextual control of a situation and leads under a condition, state or mode. Everything is simplified in the understanding of who …

On Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness? Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/forgiveness Mustering up genuine compassion for those who have wronged us, instead of allowing anger toward them to eat away at us, is the course of action recommended by most psychologists. http://www.wikihow.com/Forgive Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived …

Fukushima vs. Syria

Harm or Help If America is going to do something productive for the world and take on responsibility to police the world, shouldn't we be spending more time in Japan? I don't normally watch the news but in the last day or so... I have.   I am absolutely disgusted with the media and not …

Why I Think Business is Personal **Remembering Arden**

I met Arden (aka Spook) in the late 1990's after I was lucky enough to get a job at a little internet startup company called ExisNet.    I was troubled by some of life's lessons and I was looking for myself.   Spook was one of the supervisors at ExisNet, he was a Marine (retired) …

Howard’s Holocaust

The Most I have been writing and posting now on this WordPress site for about three years.   Most of the things I write about are a little generic.   In a sense, I have sought out ways to help people by looking to subject areas of interest and providing some insight and maybe a …

Who is Responsible When Crowdsource Becomes Murder?

Question : Who is accountable or responsible when a false accusation or false report results in the death of a person? Brown University student Sunil Tripathi was wrongly tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.   The result (may have been) his death.  There are indications that he may have died before the bombing.  The questions still remain.  …

Angry and Disconnected

Increasingly we are disconnected. It is as simple as that and as complicated as that.  We are disconnected from each other.  The relationships that we have are finely strung interwoven webs of very fragile connections.   The connections are fragile because of all of the miscommunication.  Even when we stand in front of each other today …

To Compromise with The Sun

The Who of You Sam sold fruit in Spanish Harlem, he would travel every day from his home in New York City to open his fruit cart and sell his fruit.  Sam could speak at least 3 languages including english and spanish.  What we know about our family is really very limited isn't it?  Unless …

“Quincy Magoo” You’ve Done It Again…

Do you remember Mr. Magoo? Magoo says " I should have known your type..." as he yells at himself in the mirror.  He is angry for all of the things that were done to him and he was the cause. "Don't waste your time and money.." Magoo wanted to get dance lessons as he misread a …

Sequestration – Read___React___Respond

US Joint Force Command Anyone who has worked at JFCOM knows what is coming with sequestration.   They had a preview of how our government handles this sort of business.  For those of you that don't know how this works, here is a story for you. Just a few years ago while working at (USJFCOM) …