Untying the Yellow Ribbon

Why veterans may be our best hope to rebuild America

Sharing the Load

On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 0700, you can usually find me at Success North Dallas.    It’s a fabulous networking group, adeptly run for 25 years by Bill Wallace.  Bill brings in first-class speakers on topics related to business.  Being a speaker there is on my bucket list along with visiting Machu Picchu, improving my salsa dancing, and…

A New Social Contract for America, Part 3

Paying It Forward.  Remember how compromise involves giving and taking, that neither side gets everything they want but, ideally, everyone gets what they need….and society is the better for it?  Well, social contracts work the same way.  So, if the citizens of Main Street step up to support our post-9/11 Veterans, Guard, Reserve, and their families so that they thrive…

A New Social Contract for America, Part 2

          What if “tradition” is radical? What if the way for America to move ahead is to go back to our collective roots? Rediscovering America’s Greatest Asset: The Power of Community.  What has always made America strong is our ability to overcome challenges and reinvent ourselves, not from the top down but from the bottom up.  That…

A New Social Contract for America, Part 1

          “a radical concept for social change that brings us back to our roots” A “social contract?”  America’s founding fathers designed our political system on the idea of a “social  contract.”  That’s the premise of “by the people, for the people.”  Within the collective whole, each individual has a role.  Under the social contract, if the State…

Happy Father’s Day, Dad.

My dad is a Vietnam veteran.  He was drafted in 1965, shortly after he finished his residency.  We lived in Okinawa from 1965 to 1969.  My dad was a doctor at Camp Kue Army hospital.  Back then, about 70% of the service members who were injured died because doctors didn’t have the medical technology to save them.  People died from tropical…

Paradigm is a choice. Let’s shift it!

You hear about the crises, but do you understand the causes?   Have you thought about what’s at stake for your community?   Do you see our transitioning military as a one more burden to be handled?  Or a gift of opportunity to be nurtured and leveraged?  Paradigm is a choice, so let’s shift it. America is welcoming home nearly 3.2 million…

Untying the Yellow Ribbon Movement

    Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring started the environmental movement.  Untying the Yellow Ribbon aims to be the catalyst to spark a movement to rebuild America, starting from a place every American can agree. No one wants to lose another generation of veterans like we did after Vietnam.   What if veterans aren’t “a problem,” what if they’re THE solution?    What if veterans…