The Art of War

The Art of War

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our...
Elihu’s Take

Elihu’s Take

From around 2000 B.C., in what is thought to be the oldest book of the Bible, the Book of Job. The youngest of Job’s companions, Elihu speaks:  “We can choose the sounds we want to listen to; we can choose the taste we want in food, and we should choose what is...
Matrix Revisited

Matrix Revisited

Many probably remember the 1999 cyber-adventure action film “The Matrix” where Neo, a soft-spoken computer programmer, ultimately awakens and becomes a Kung Fu, computer-hacking superhero that saves the world. The underlying theme of the Matrix movies was that reality...
Learned Helplessness: Another untoward effect of the Pandemic

Learned Helplessness: Another untoward effect of the Pandemic

Another untoward effect of the pandemic is to create what psychologists call “Learned Helplessness”.  We were first instructed to practice shelter-in -place, socially distance, tune in and receive our  daily updates and mandates, and wait and see if we...
Dunkirk 2020

Dunkirk 2020

A friend and colleague Dr. Chetlin Crossnoe recommended we all watch the 2017 Christopher Nolan movie Dunkirk. Great advice and if you have not seen the movie, you should. The movie tells the amazing story of the retreating Allied forces trapped against the sea,...