Writing: three keys to becoming a writer

Writing: three keys to becoming a writer

Writing about being a writer seemed like a good idea to me this week. Next week I’ll get back into current events. Last Friday, I graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers’ Course (Common Core) at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Having spent 2017 so far in Alabama, it’s good to be back in York. During my time away, I was asked by several people in person and online about writing. Military peers and civilian friends…

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Integrity: why it matters more than just about anything

Integrity: why it matters more than just about anything

Integrity means “principled” or “upright.” There’s another less-well-known meaning to integrity: it’s the idea of being integrated or whole. I’ve noticed that often people who trumpet integrity lack it. Given that warning shot, let’s talk about it anyway. Integrity: being who you are Integrity is being who you are, without duplicity or hypocrisy. A lack of integrity might manifest itself as a person saying different things based on who they are with at the time. It might look like saying…

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Freedom: moving forward without fear

Freedom: moving forward without fear

Freedom. Liberty. I’m a big fan. My politics are libertarian. I’m a graduate of Liberty University. The uniform I wear represents liberty for many people here in the United States and around the world. America claims to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” What is freedom? It’s liberation “from” and it’s liberation “to.” If you are a slave, you have not been liberated. If you have no hope or purpose, you’re not free. Let’s…

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