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  • The indefinite temporary: 2020 teaches lessons in gratitude, personal growth

    In April, as much of the world was cooped up indoors, waiting out the first, deadly batch of cases during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, I was binge watching every episode of the classic American TV show “M*A*S*H.”
  • It’s what you don’t say that matters

    I remember being a kid on the playground hearing the melodic retort which traditionally followed a sizzling brickbat: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
  • The importance of diversity and experience

    The Air Force continues to drive home the importance of diversity and rightfully so. We all make better decisions by surrounding ourselves with people who don’t look, think and act like we do.
  • I don’t treat everyone the same…now let me explain

    I do treat everyone with dignity and respect. Whether you are an Airman 1st Class, lieutenant colonel, the squadron’s commander’s support staff or the group commander, a government civilian employee or the UPS driver dropping off a package.
  • Creating high performance through job satisfaction

    Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a lot about your organization. Believe it or not, you can create a better workplace for your Airmen.
  • Empathy: Pass it on

    During this unique time, it is easy for people to get overwhelmed. From the pandemic to current race relations to the upcoming election, it appears that no matter where you look, there is something about each topic, good, bad or indifferent.
  • Payroll Tax Relief: Opportunity With A Hitch

    There are four major ways that your income can be taxed as a civilian or military: Taxable, tax-deferred, tax free or free money retirement plan contributions matched by your employer.
  • Preventing suicide - starting with myself

    There is rarely a day that passes when I do not think of ending my own life.
  • September Chaplain's Reflections

    "A man [or woman] of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother or [sister]." Proverbs 18:24 (NASB) 
  • Invisible Enemy

    If someone told me on Dec. 31 what was going to happen in 2020, I probably would’ve thought he or she was crazy and needed to talk to someone.

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