March 31, 2017 – And…they’re safe!

Well, we made it to Cooperstown safe and sound.  The day started with a torrential drizzle in Harrisburg, PA, the de facto home of the state structure, the pothole.  As we made our way to America’s oldest, continuously-operating brewery, Yuengling, and then onward to Cooperstown, we were lucky enough to …continue reading

March 30, 2017 – On the Road Again

The next four days will be a joint effort between the three of us, because we are all travelling together to Cooperstown, NY, to visit the baseball Hall of Fame.  We started this guys getaway last year after many years of talking about it, when we did the Bourbon Trail …continue reading

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

That famous Irving Berlin song was first sung in 1946 by Ethel Merman and Frank Butler in the musical Annie Get Your Gun, but I thought about it tonight while watching NBC News with Lester Holt. The thought was prompted by a story on the USA Women’s Hockey Team which …continue reading

Wanted: Intepreters

The initial connection between we three authors was our assignment to the On-Site Inspection Agency (now an activity under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency) as Russian interpreters. As a fellow author previously noted, we worked during interesting times which allowed us to have a direct influence on the implementation of …continue reading

March 26, 2017 – Moscow Memories

It has been almost 17 years since we left Moscow – and since the weather today is rather gloomy – I thought I’d share a few Moscow memories. Getting to Moscow had its share of unique problems.  The blizzard of ‘96 that literally shut down the federal government (and everything …continue reading

March 25, 2017 – Perseverance

This post will build on one written  Thursday by one of my fellow Dads and best friends.  Almost on cue yesterday, I was asked by a person I was mentoring what I considered one of the most sought after traits in a leader or subordinate.  After some thought, I ran …continue reading

March 24, 2017 – Mental Toughness

I have been fighting either the flu or allergies for the past week and it has progressively gotten worse.  As I was putting this post together though, I remembered how two of my favorite sports figures had arguably their greatest games when they were sick.  Michael Jordan’s NBA finals Game …continue reading