From My Notebook (17 February – 20 March 2020)

              These are notes/quotes in my notebook on which I will ACT (Act on, Contemplate, Teach).  These notes come from conversations with other people and murmurs within my head throughout the day. Jocko Willink's "Laws of Combat": 1) Cover and move, 2) Keep it simple, 3) Prioritize and execute, … Continue reading From My Notebook (17 February – 20 March 2020)

POWER POINTS: “Black Hearts – One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” by Jim Frederick

This book is gutwrenching.  The effects of disengaged and arguably toxic, self-absorbed leadership are on full display here. This book is particularly meaningful to me since I too am a "Black Heart" serving in the "Strike Brigade" (2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division). Frederick does a tremendous job of setting the context for one of the … Continue reading POWER POINTS: “Black Hearts – One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” by Jim Frederick

Five Favorites Friday (11/2/18)

Five of my favorite things this week... I've been thinking about this quote a lot this week:  Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.  In light of this news, I've spent a LOT of time reading and watching the history of the … Continue reading Five Favorites Friday (11/2/18)

Entry #2: Transitioning

Today I spent about 45 minutes talking with my Superintendent (my church boss... ranking right below Jesus 😉 ) about the logistics of a successful transition at Church180.  We are still waiting to hear the "final word" regarding our transition date to the military. In the meantime we are doing a few things: Working with … Continue reading Entry #2: Transitioning