On the Frontier

American mythology has long included the archetype of the “self-made man.” And no place is associated with that archetype quite like the American west. Think of covered wagons and remote outposts, think of cowboys and ranchers, think of miners and the Gold Rush. Think of the John Wayne/Clint Eastwood ethos. Think of Henry Ford, RayContinue reading “On the Frontier”

The Price of Leadership

Of all of the searing images in the news this week, the one I hope I never, ever forget is that of a passionate and prepared 16-year-old Swedish girl addressing the United Nations about the climate crisis. But it’s not just that she was there or what she said or how she said it. WhatContinue reading “The Price of Leadership”

Again, and again, and again

It is not because you do not know the truth that I write to you, but because you know it already. – 1 John 2:21 People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed. –¬†Samuel Johnson I am not writing this piece for you, I am writing it for me. IContinue reading “Again, and again, and again”

On the Frontier

American mythology has long included the archetype of the “self-made man.” And no place is associated with that archetype quite like the American west. Think of covered wagons and remote outposts, think of cowboys and ranchers, think of miners and the Gold Rush. Think of the John Wayne/Clint Eastwood ethos. Think of Henry Ford, RayContinue reading “On the Frontier”