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Organized 02: Digital Coma

Organized 02: Digital Coma

In last week’s article titled “Organized 01: A Place for Everything,” we mentioned how critical it is to be organized. We suggested that this is of particular importance during a crisis or emergency. We’ve learned through many incidents that having what you need when...

Organized 01: A Place for Everything

Organized 01: A Place for Everything

Imagine that you’ve been assigned a personal protection detail for one of the world’s top musical performers. She’s got millions of fans, and you’re at one of her concerts in a large city to keep her safe. There’s tens of thousands in attendance. Suddenly, one of her...

Water: Essential to Life

Water: Essential to Life

On February 5, 2020 we published an article in our Mindset category titled, “Preparation or Panic.” In it, we recalled the fact that during the 2002-2003 SARs outbreak in Asia protective masks were almost unattainable. We noted in that article that China was beginning...

Balance is Critical

Balance is Critical

Life for those living in the United States is changing. In some ways it’s almost beginning to resemble life in other countries. Those of us who’ve lived for years in challenging international locations are beginning to recognize patterns. Here’s a headline from Chad...

On Being Prepared

On Being Prepared

The image above is from a painting by William Wollen entitled, “The First Fight for Independence.” It depicts the battle that took place on April 19, 1775 between New England citizens and British troops. The location was Lexington Common in Massachusetts. This is...

They’ll be Voting, Will you?

They’ll be Voting, Will you?

In November 1864 the United States stood at a crossroads. After enduring 3.5 years of bloody civil war, Americans in the Union had the opportunity to vote. The choice was between the incumbent Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, and the Democratic challenger,...

Perseverance

Perseverance

Language is amazing. It allows us to communicate thoughts, feelings, and concepts through words. It should be realized, however, that language is simply representative. The actual meanings we attempt to convey through words are often far more profound than can be...

This is a Hill I Need to Take

This is a Hill I Need to Take

War has been waged and battles have been fought for as long as humans have walked the earth. For centuries military strategists and historians have taught and written about the value of holding the high ground. A force that controls this advantageous position can rain...

Is Anyone Else Feeling Overwhelmed?

Is Anyone Else Feeling Overwhelmed?

I was recently watching a documentary. I can’t recall the topic, but it had something to do with adventure during a scientific expedition. After facing a particularly dangerous moment, one of the researchers was asked if he regretted joining the team. He answered,...

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