Interpersonal Violence and Statistics

Its strange how the relationship we have with death caused by interpersonal violence is so different from deaths caused other ways – I think it has to do with a feeling helplessness. If there is something we care about, we have to refuse to give in to helplessness, we have to dare mightily and refuse …

Gratitude (Professional)

As March begins I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on professional gratitude. I’ve been quite open about my gratitude personally. There’s an intersection there, a year ago my baby daughter Winter was in the NICU (Many of these posts are protected due to sensitivity if you’re a friend just ask me for …

Veterans Day: Don’t thank us, join us

On this Veterans’ Day, like on previous, I call on you, my fellow citizen, not to thank us Veterans. I call on you to join us. Serve your nation and your fellow citizens, help protect and safeguard them. We are at war with a deadly Pandemic. It is killing more Americans per day than any …

Grow Powerful People

I’ve settled on a more concise way to say it. It’s not that the way I had been articulating my mission is wrong. It’s more that it was longer than it needed to be and more of a how than a why. My why is to grow powerful people. My how is by learning and …

“For the mountains are calling and [we] must go.”

When Covid-19 struck, and after we had our dear baby home and safe from the NICU, my wife and I were very disappointed we couldn’t make our usual July 4th visit to the Boulder Colorado area where I grew up. We love to show our kiddo the fun to be had in the mountains, hiking …

We’re fine. We hope you are too.

We are fine. Which is kind of bizarre for everything we’ve recently come through, and the madness our nation is going through now. With the threat to Abby’s and Winter’s lives in the past, and a great deal of fortune, we are healthy and safe. We have been staying at home, keeping 6 feet from …