Giving you the "so what" to some of history's greatest lessons.

From Muskegon, I had an hour and a half drive to Lansing, Michigan. There, I was scheduled to teach a street survival seminar to students, faculty, and security at Michigan State University later in the week.
This morning, Marren and I are appearing on the Distinguished Savage podcast. The ‘liner notes’ say that this podcast was created so that the host could, “talk to those who understand that the world can be a very dangerous place and how they go about facing that uncertainty and the story behind their choices”.
Practice makes.  I try to see a challenge in everything. Whether I am reading, writing or out for a lonely walk in the yard during…
It’s funny what will query your human RAM (random access memory)… Memories and fingerprints. I’m putzing around getting ready for a 5-hour long Zoom video…
Tactical freeze. So, to finish a thought from the previous Lessons Learned #054 What comes after; I call a “Tactical-Freeze” and ask you to ponder…
Sage advisor Shontel Clemons visiting Colorado in 2019. 6 feet under is keeping with the 6-foot rule, but it shouldn’t be your ‘going in’ proposition. …
“April is the cruelest month…” April showers. In 1563, after the Council of Trent recommendation, Europe switched from the Julian Calender to the Gregorian Calendar.…
Mission Creep: “a gradual shift in objectives during the course of a military campaign, often resulting in an unplanned long-term commitment.” I was being sent…
If you create time and distance from bad news and couple that with physical exercise and mindfulness practice you will overcome this event and future events. Simply put, training changes behavior.
“Whenever we were losing, we would put you into the game and there was always a sudden, violent change."
  Mobtown. My friend Eric Collyer was leaving the inner Baltimore harbor. He hopped on the “2” heading south across the Patapsco River, using Hanover…
Portmanteau. I love using and saying words that are both fun and descriptive. This morning I’ll start with portmanteau; (which is also a piece of…
Another trip, another crappy hotel. I wish that the online or website postings for hotels were more accurate. The best ‘glamour shot’ photos of the…
What occurred next was nothing short of an international incident!
In Hungary they’re called the ‘Carpathian Boar’ or Sus Scofa Attila. We landed at the Ferenc Liszt Airport in Budapest, Hungary. The airport named after…
I got the idea for this Lessons Learned during a brief hog hunt discussion with my neighbor Lany while I was plowing the snow at…
BLUF. BLUF stands for Bottom Line Up Front. Today’s BLUF is simple. I would speculate that more than 50% of your daily activities are routines.…