When I think of a life well lived, I often think back to the ending scene of the movie Saving Private Ryan. James Ryan, now an elderly man, visits the grave of Captain John Miller. He asks his wife if he was worthy of Miller’s sacrifice in saving him. Although this is a movie, it’s…… Continue reading Live Well
Throughout my career in the information technology field, I’ve lost count how many times I upgraded computer labs. The time required for disconnecting and dismantling the computers were far quicker than the setup of the new machines. New computer setups require extensive time and effort to properly get the machines set up, configured, and keeping…… Continue reading The Building of Integrity and Character
There’s more to power than how much influence someone has, their rank, or how much money they have. Too often, power is often linked to those in absolute authority. The power to enact laws, to lead military organizations, or to run companies are just one type of power. We all have the power within us…… Continue reading The Power of Positivity
We watched with awe and sadness as the fires ravaged the cathedral of Notre Dame. Millions watched, transfixed as the spire crumbled into the inferno. Crowds gathered along the streets in Paris to watch a special place of church and history crumble. Watching the clips on the news and reading the feeds, I felt a…… Continue reading Beyond the Cathedral
Apollo, Where Art Thou I always surge with pride when reflecting on the history of our space program. I grew up in south Florida, close enough to the Kennedy Space Center to be within the shadow of NASA, but not close enough to see quality rocket launches. As a child, I fondly remember seeing many…… Continue reading Apollo, Where Art Thou?
Actions are always the best determination of character. So many people can talk or boast about their accomplishments, or brag about how good a person they are. Often times you may hear about how charitable or how loving they are. They may claim to be the least racist, or the least sexist person out there. …… Continue reading Legacy and Character
Let’s play a game of word association. In this game, I will use two different periods of time for each individual: Lance Armstrong in 2002: Dominant, cancer survivor, winner, beating the odds, world class, etc… would be common responses. He was a cancer survivor, and transformed himself into a world class athlete. His accomplishments in…… Continue reading The Temptation of the Lie
“I’m not a role model…Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” -Charles Barkley Charles Barkley, former NBA basketball player and member of the Hall of Fame, courted controversy numerous times throughout his career. In retrospect, he was not a bad individual, just very opinionated, and his constant proliferation of…… Continue reading Lance Armstrong: A Role Model?