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The unvarnished truth about Captain Herbert Sobel

He was a hated man. He was an admired man. Anyone who ever served under Captain Herbert Sobel—the one-time commander of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne—has an opinion about him. More

14 Comments / Sep 09, 2014
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Where I confess my biggest fear about my book, and — ahem — the Top 10 Ways I’m going to overcome

Well, my debut novel has just been released, and normally I write serious blog posts about serious stuff. But in the immortal words of Chuckles the Clown, sometimes what’s needed most is “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.” More

20 Comments / Sep 02, 2014

Good neighboring requires questions asked

In these few weeks between a decision and a result, I’m left up in the air. Can I keep a brown lawn and still be socially responsible? It’s part of a bigger question of social responsibility every person must wrestle with. More

6 Comments / Aug 26, 2014

Are your biggest “life rocks” in place?

Can you define what the biggest pieces of your life are, and have you worked to fit them into place? More

14 Comments / Aug 19, 2014
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The Shortest Distance between You and Achieving Your Dream

Maybe the shortest distance between you and realizing your dream is actually a longer road. And maybe that’s okay. More

12 Comments / Aug 13, 2014
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Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” More

17 Comments / Jun 17, 2014
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the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 25 books. Welcome to my blog. Thoreau pointed out how too many men lead lives of quiet desperation. Their lives are bland and meaningless, or they make choices that trap them in despair and darkness. By contrast, I want to help men lead lives of excellence. Meet here regularly for powerful stories and insight into how to live and lead well.