“Encourage us in our endeavor to live above the common level of life.
Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole truth can be won.”
-The Cadet Prayer, West Point

I hope you know you can change
You can take ownership of your life
You can choose a greater good
Truth, compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust…
These are virtues carved in stone at West Point
Let them be over your heart and life …
You can choose and you can build and you can change…
Take ownership of your life and where you are going…
Anything is possible but not everything
And when you fail or fall rise up and stay humble and build back stronger .
Life doesn’t happen by accident …
Success and sons and daughters prepared for life and equipped doesn’t
Happen by accident…choose and lead by example.
Maybe it’s not normal
Maybe it’s not common
But why not now
Why not change
Why not today…
What else is there?


To all the summers

Waiting for the sunrise to touch the earth

The fields of open wheat

The blankets of lights beside the moon overhead

The late nights




To all the women

Told they are too shrill

Too emotional

Or just how to misbehave


The lamps do not have to cease

Or go out


Also gave you

Zelda Fitzgerald

She is one of our own

And you are enough

On your own

Remember Z

Read her

Carry her with you

Think of her


Stop apologizing

For taking up space

And existing

Start living.