I was in my mid-twenties when Michelangelo's Pietà first captivated me. There in Vatican City, nestled in the heart of Rome, I walked into St. Peter's Basilica and there it was. It drew me in … Continue Reading ››
By December 23rd, 1944 entire US Divisions were still retreating as the German Army continued to advance through the Ardennes Forest in a last-ditch effort to win World War II. On that frigid morning 65 years ago, a sergeant in a retreating tank destroyer spotted … Continue Reading ››
Of all the things we memorized at West Point, one of my favorites was Schofield's Definition of Discipline. It's an excerpt from Major General John Schofield's address to the Military Academy's graduating class of 1879. It's 130 years old, but it's still true today. Enjoy it. Then employ it!
It really says something about your leadership when you have to build a wall to keep your people in.
- My wife in a discussion about the Berlin Wall