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The Dangers of Crowdsourcing

There are a lot of people who are passionate advocates for “crowdsourcing” as a solution to everything from software (such as “Linus’ Law” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus%27s_Law ) to military culture (see point number 3 from: https://mwi.usma.edu/learning-disrupt-army-needs-experimental-culture-create/ ). Actually, it’s that second link … Continue reading

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A conversation about race, and judging a book by the cover.

As I walked through Barnes and Noble the other day I saw a book titled: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.” By Robin Deangelo. I didn’t purchase the book, but if you want … Continue reading

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Pruning, growing, passing

There are stories of people growing into their destiny. “The Hero’s Journey” is probably the oldest story type, and it will continue to be told. Some of these are fantastical tales of people who gain abilities, powers, special items, favored … Continue reading

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LMTV Rollover at West Point.

The Army released the name of Cadet Christopher J. Morgan as the fatality in the MTV roll over this past Thursday. May God comfort his family as they deal with his unfortunate death in the service to the nation. I … Continue reading

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Ash and dust

I did not know my wife’s biological father very well. We only met a few times, and each time I got the impression that he was happy his little girl married me and not some other guy. He passed away … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s 35 Remington

My grandfather had a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. He passed on, and my Grandmother is holding that rifle for my Uncle to take possession. I had the opportunity to visit with my Grandma, and she let me take a … Continue reading

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Relieving Generals and re-arranging deck chairs.

Thomas Ricks has an idea that the US Army was more effective in WWII because GEN Marshall fired a bunch of senior officers and then presided over the relieving of many more Generals over the course of the conflict. Ricks … Continue reading

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