Headline news today celebrates the final plane as it departs Afghanistan after some 20 years of fighting, nation building, hopes and dreams. Trillions of American taxpayer dollars; uncountable loss of American blood and sacrifice. The long, bloody endeavor has ended. Continuing the social media discussion with career military officer, Mike Pratt (see Americans Were a … Continue reading Afghanistan: How a Small Group of Committed U.S. Citizens Changed the World
There's an old adage: If one only has a hammer, everything else looks to be a nail. For those who are career military or law enforcement, they only know how to impose force on others with a gun, bullets or bomb. Mike Pratt, career military officer, provided his professional opinion about what went wrong in … Continue reading Americans Were a Great People Until We Learned to Love The Bomb
The world of international gymnastics and fans of Tokyo 2020 were rocked this week when Simone Biles withdrew from team competition after struggling on a vault. She told coaches and fans she suffered a disconnect between mind and body, while attempting to execute a death-defying routine. Simone refers to this condition as the “twisties.” "For … Continue reading Aloha Simone. Here’s How to Defeat the Twisties
The sports world was rocked Tuesday when Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic gymnastics competition due to the mental pressure athletes on this illustrious international stage face. Tennis champion Novak Djokovic, the sports’ top-ranked player, remarked about Simone’s behavior: “Pressure is a privilege, my friend. Without pressure there is no professional sport. If you are aiming … Continue reading Women Keep Women from Being Great
Women are ascending to power in America and around the world. Like any change, this transition is good and bad. It's wonderful to see ladies reach new heights. They are competent, talented and qualified. The downside is women do not deal with risk as well as men. Social research shows men are more risk-taking than … Continue reading Message for Simone Biles from Coach John Wooden
The United States of America is famously known for being the land of opportunity where everyone should have an equal chance to succeed. However, lining everyone up at some Olympic starting line and simply saying, "Go!" isn't likely to be fair to everyone. Anyone following Tokyo 2020 knows Black athletes tend to run faster than … Continue reading Equality v Equity: What is Your Opinion?
This is exactly why older generations are begging the government to legalize cannabis (marijuana). We need help to retain our sanity. So I am at Walmart scanning and bagging my almost $300 worth of groceries while the employee that wants $15 an hour "monitors" and then this happened. Life with the WOKE Generation Her - … Continue reading Making Sense of the WOKE Generation
Recently ClearHealthLife published an explosive article revealing University of Hawaii's greatest quarterback, Colt Brennan, admitted to using cannabis before every junior college, college and professional game. Cannabis King Colt Brennan. Hawaii's Greatest Quarterback Football is king in Hawai'i. Brennan's revelation caused much cognitive dissonance and consternation in the heavily Asian American population that is anti-cannabis. … Continue reading Can Cannabis Make You a Better Athlete?
As I read posts across social media, I am frequently reminded by single mothers how difficult life is as they struggle to raise one, two, three or more children by themselves. They are angry employers do not pay more; upset government does not provide more in benefits. However, two-parent families do not face such financial … Continue reading Thank Goodness for Dads
The most natural thing for good parents to do is try make it easier, safer and less frustrating for their children. Each generation of parents seeks a better life for their offspring. However too much spoiling and pampering leads to weakness. Here's an example posted by a loving mother in southeastern Idaho. Families are strong … Continue reading The Reason Why Our Youngsters Are Failing in America