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In Honor of my Friend, Garrett: A Long Delayed Eulogy

Throughout my childhood, many of my cherished memories are of my mom and dad being at my baseball games. I started with t-ball at an early age, and played in our city league in Delray Beach, FL until I was sixteen, and after moving up to North Carolina, I played until I finished high school.…… Continue reading In Honor of my Friend, Garrett: A Long Delayed Eulogy

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Ode to the Early Riser

Sunsets and sunrises can be stunning and beautiful. The red, oranges, and yellows combining into brilliant shades and colors, and have inspired artists and photographers to capture these incredible displays of beauty. Drop in some clouds, and the images can inspirational. A quick search of the Internet will show dazzling photos that often can seem…… Continue reading Ode to the Early Riser

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Ignorance, Fear, and Prejudice Walk Hand in Hand

Witch Hunt (Part III of Fear) The night is black, without a moon The air is thick and still The vigilantes gather on The lonely torchlit hill Features distorted in the flickering light Faces are twisted and grotesque Silent and stern in the sweltering night The mob moves like demons possessed Quiet in conscience, calm…… Continue reading Ignorance, Fear, and Prejudice Walk Hand in Hand

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Visionary Thinking: Leave a Legacy with Long-Term Thinking

Unlike regular golf tournaments, the Ryder Cup (PGA) and the Solheim Cup (LPGA) are different from regular tournaments in that they put two teams of golfers against each other, Europe and the United States. Competitions range from single one-on-one contests, and group play where shots are not necessarily counted like a regular tournament, but the…… Continue reading Visionary Thinking: Leave a Legacy with Long-Term Thinking

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Book Review: Get Your Ship Together, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Having read Captain D. Michael Abrashoff’s first book, It’s Your Ship, I looked forward to his follow-up. Get Your Ship Together is the logical continuation of the principles from the first. In short, Captain Abrashoff took command of the destroyer USS Benfold. The ship was a consummate low performer in the preceding time before Abrashoff…… Continue reading Book Review: Get Your Ship Together, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

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Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

Name one of the great leaders of the 20th century. Better yet, compile a list of great leaders in history, and more often than not, John Wooden would be included. Everyone who follows basketball is familiar with the famous UCLA teams of the 1960s and 1970s. Wooden was a winner of ten NCAA national championships,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership