Pat Conroy’s eulogy to Lt. Col. Thomas “The Boo” Nugent Courvoisie & one question

DeM Banter: Reading through Pat Conroy's "My Losing Season," great book....but listening to Mr Conroy talk about "The Boo" made me re-read the eulogy from the Colonel's funeral...if you ever wonder..."did I live a life that mattered?" Col Courvoisie did...the world is indeed a slightly lesser place when I ponder the loss of Col Courvoisie …

The American Boy by Theodore Roosevelt (and the Art of Manliness)

DeM Banter: The Art of Manliness, a stellar blog that has grown into books, a storefront and beyond. I started reading the blog years ago....and introduced Luke to it. As the years go on, Luke asked me if I had continued to read....and I had to admit it slipped from my "crosscheck." Well, it's back... …

Joint Forces Staff College Reading List: Lessons from the Past

View Original DeM Banter: Another great reading list from a historical perspective What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology Hi Tech Criminal Justice More Info The Military Writers 2009 Book of the Year. Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery Nick Popaditch More …

“Papa” Hemingway’s Thoughts on Risk, Writing, and the Discipline of Chasing Dreams…DeMarco Banter

Been going through a Hemingway phase for about the past year or so...some great life and leadership lessons in his autobiography, biographies and stories... below is a few exerpts of Hemingway talking to his friend about going into writing and pursuing dreams… "Papa" (Hemingway's nickname) I wanted to ask you….I know it is hard for …

Politics of ‘Star Trek’: The Pro-Vietnam War Episode by Andrew Price

breitbart.com / view original Would it surprise you to know ‘Star Trek’ did a pro-Vietnam War episode? Prepare to be amazed as we continue our journey through the conservative world that is ‘Star Trek’ the original series with Episode 45: “A Private Little War.” The Plot This week, the Enterprise visits the planet Neural in the Zeta Bootis System, …

Multi-Generational Leadership by Wagner NYU

view original / wagner.nyu.edu blogger's note: Something I have been pondering for years... and honestly generational issues truly fascinate me.  Culture tells the story of YOUR time, YOUR history, what impact a generation as we grow and mature.  In the military, politics, and I am sure in business...we are at a juncture...Baby Boomers staying loungers, but retiring, Gen …

Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path by TAMMY ERICKSON

view original / TAMMY ERICKSON / blogs.hbr.org Bloggers Note:  Nice post from HBR below, but something I have been pondering for a long time...and not made any headway on a theory, but Gen X is just now entering the General Officer ranks in the military.  What will that do or not do for the DoD?  Will we see a …