Real heroes

This is a great article about who we should hold up as examples for our kids.  Kudos to the SEALs on a job well done.

So long, Bad Dog

Memphis radio personality John “Bad Dog” McCormack passed away this week after a battle with leukemia. I remember when he first started working with longtime “Wake-Up Crew” partners Tim Spencer and Bev Hart.  I was living and working in Mississippi, and Sweet Miss ViVi was still finishing school in Memphis, so I spent a lot of weekends traveling […]

Bug: a community endeavor

Sunday was Bug’s third birthday. As Sweet Miss ViVi said in her Facebook post, he’s been a “whirling ray of sunshine” ever since that day. But it was a rocky road getting to that day.  One of the worst days in my life was the one early in December 2007 when my wife called on […]

Al Gore 0, Robert Silverberg 1

I take two things away from this article: 1.  Al Gore is a big bloated gasbag. 2.  We all had best be studying up on Time of the Great Freeze.

Misandrists and the inexplicable tolerance of them

Here’s what I don’t understand about garbage like this, which — as Glenn Reynolds points out — would never be tolerated if it were directed against women:  why do women with sons put up with it, knowing their silence supports hatred against their boys?  Why do they support anti-male “affirmative action” when they know someday […]

Pointing out the elephant in the room

Here’s another courageous column on one of our society’s biggest problems.

First ABBA, then royalty

Did y’all know that Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA fame is a princess? Since 1992, when she married Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen, she has been known as Her Serene Highness Princess Anni-Frid Synni Reuss, Countess of Plauen. You’ve learned something here today. Okay, I know you’re dying for it. Here’s her hit single, which […]

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

I had the privilege of seeing The Honorable Mayor Corey Booker of Newark, New Jersey, speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast here a couple weeks back.  Booker is an outstanding orator (no, he really is — he’s funny and powerful and self-deprecating and seems to be speaking directly to you individually).  And his message of personal […]

Thoughts on leadership and ego: The Inner-Work of Leadership

Please allow me to heartily recommend a book by a buddy of a buddy of mine, The Inner-Work of Leadership by Barry Brownstein.  As I say in my Amazon.com review of it, this book has changed my life. When I sent my initial praise for his book to Barry, he offered me the honor and privilege […]

A nice northwoods hike

A few days ago I was visiting my parents on the edge of Canada and headed out for what was supposed to be a snowshoeing trip to some local falls — I anticipated breaking new trail out to the river like I’ve done in years past, enjoying the pristine wilderness alone.  Instead I discovered the […]