Category Archives: Leader

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I am My Dad

For years in high school, I vowed that this would never be the case. If my dad turned left, I turned right. I felt like we had nothing in common. My days were spent focused on school, athletics, and girls. He spent his days working at his boring government job, and sometimes we’d see each […]
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Who You Are Becoming

When I was a boy, my father would often repeat the saying to me: “Choose your friends wisely.  Because that’s who you will become.”    In youth, we are often told that hanging out with the wrong crowd will get us in trouble. And on the flip side, we should seek out friends that are […]
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The Way Back is the Way Forward

For as long as I can remember, I have loved historical documentaries. At times it feels like I could get lost in the stories told by Ken Burns, or the books written by David McCullough. As a little boy growing up in Virginia, I went on field trips to old Civil War battlefields and learned […]
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Put Down The Phone

Hey! Put your phone down right now! (well, at least if you are reading this right before bedtime.) I’m sure you’ve heard the recent news that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep patterns in a big way, and have an adverse impact on your health, but new research suggests the problem is […]
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The Power of No

Imagine driving down a country road to your destination. The radio is on, and you are enjoying some fresh air until you notice the temperature gauge on the engine is rising slowly. Then the temperature warning light comes on, but you keep driving knowing you will take care of it once you get to your […]
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Men and Gear

We love to buy stuff in America. For most men, that gets translated into gear. It’s a simple fact, and I’m convinced it is hard-wired into our brains. Technology, guns, car stereos, outdoor products, clothes; we love that stuff. I love good gear, quality products, and thoughtful design. And it might just be in part […]
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