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Unconventional Response: Steve Jobs, The Crazy Ones

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Christmas 1776: The Crossing

Boundary Condition #3 (1) Christmas night 1776: As General Washington kneels to pray, the candle of life for an emerging ideal flickers, a river, a bitter cold march, a battle and the fate of a nation await.  Even in victory, much defeat is still to  come with yet another horrible winter at Valley Forge to […]

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2010: The Earth Strikes Back

Boundary Condition #1 (1) The idea of Intersectional ideas – those resulting from combining concepts from multiple fields or areas of specialization gained through education and experience – has been previously introduced with it’s own PWH section. This is the first of several year ending posts intended to set the stage for intersectional discussions for […]

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On Heroes and Heroism

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:  Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, on October […]

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POW bracelets and flying up North from USS Midway – War and Remembrance

Veterans Day 2010 In high school, Joleta McNelis was never far away from a man she had never met. She carried Lt. John “Jack” Ensch in her heart — and on her wrist.  Aside from his name, the only thing McNelis knew about Ensch was the date his fighter jet was shot down over North Vietnam: […]

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And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honour.”

In the 234 years of writing and speeches about America -  what it means, what it offers its citizens, what it does,  should do and stand for – by Presidents, Generals, Admirals, poets, the press, observers, citizens, and leaders – none are more compelling and important than the final sentence of the Declaration of Independence. Yet, on the […]

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EEI#33 “What Kind of War?” – McChrystal and Rolling Stone: Elements of self-inflicted “system” perturbation

  The story of interest over the past days in regard to Rolling Stone’s “The Runaway General –  Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House” does not go down easily, for more than just the […]

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What kind of war was it? June 4-7, 1942 Midway- “How do I know, I saw the whole thing backwards!”

Battle of Midway, Commanding Officer, USS Enterprise, Serial 0133 of 8 June 1942 At Sea June 8, 1942 From: The Commanding Officer. To: The Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet Via: Commander Task Force Sixteen. (Rear Admiral R.A. Spruance, U.S. Navy). Subject: Battle of Midway Island, June 4 – 6, 1942 — Report of. 1.) The attack […]

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Memorial Day #2 – Images

Addendum to the previous post “Testimony of Pilot: I am a dragon, America the beautiful like you will never know” For Marie Rossi,  Pat Patterson, Sam Dorn, Gary Shank, Smokey Tolbert, John Lindahl, Gene Goodrow, Mike Bixel, Mike McCormick,  Ray Donnelly, Arlo Clark, Harry Hicks, Chuck Andres, and Randy Anderson.  You are remembered – You live […]

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Memorial Day 2010: Testimomy of Pilot – “I am a dragon, America the beautiful like you will never know”

I think ordinary Americans do a pretty good job remembering  our vets and in  particular, those who have given their lives in service of this country.  I like hearing the stories about folks in airports recognizing those in uniform as they return home.  But its always been important for me, on a very  personal level […]

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