Know Thyself: Learning Leadership through Poetry

The shades of reality that can be articulated in verse resemble the qualities of intuition and instinct that rest more on the relationships between discrete facts than on the facts themselves. When poems are both inductive and meditative, they make self-knowledge honest by capturing those aspects of both perception and understanding that defy concise description or quantification. The insights produced in this way are less subject to biases and the manipulations that are sometimes applied to serve one’s preferences.

Source: Know Thyself: Learning Leadership through Poetry


The Pentagon will study — na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na — bat drones!

Next thing there will be a headline about a CIA bat-conspiracy false-flagging a bat (pun) guy by a like  mission impossible like operation  (no unmasking pun). They are still accepting applications.

The Pentagon is soliciting work from university-industry teams that includes bio-inspired highly maneuverable autonomous UAVs. In other words, bat drones.

And, wherever we see the proliferation of biomimetic machines, we should expect some danger of backlash towards the species they imitate. Once the first bat drone is discovered crashed in an insurgent camp, the world could become a dangerous place for bats themselves.

Source: The Pentagon will study — na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na — bat drones!

Eye in the sky

Intelligence agencies spy on us, and Trevor Paglen spies on them. His images, on show at the Photographers’ Gallery, shine a light on the shadow world of government surveillance

Source: Eye in the sky

Advertisements The Way Of The Shadow Wolves: The Deep State And The Hijacking Of America: Steven Seagal, Tom Morrissey

A must-not read and a graphics design masterpiece … hmm … and oh … pardon the sarcasm … definitely buy it since there is a foreword by Joe Apraio.

I did not know SME was trademarked … but then I am not a National Security SME … or is “National Security Subject Matter Expert” trademarked? The NSSME became a SME by reading a lot or high quality stuff and calls this the greatest book in human history.

Other Amazon reviews beg to differ but then they are not NSSMEs.

But wait, there are also 5 star reviews!

Source: The Way Of The Shadow Wolves: The Deep State And The Hijacking Of America


Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

WTF with this article!!! Or is it a clever way to get her point across? Nice flow about procrastination, psychological reasons … and then boom … she goes fully ballistic: embracing hard work and trashing the millennials. There is a small point but even as an adaptation of her book, totally irrelevant to writer procrastination. For a second I thought she was one of these old fringe right misogynists (there are shes like that) spewing their early morning emailed line-by-line parroting talking points instruction venom of usual suspects of social and moral decline: East coast education (or any for that matter,) female equality, science, lack of responsibility and Starbucks at every Christmas. What would Jesus do? Of course he already forgave McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and the rest of corporate America for saying Holidays … 

I liked the “unmasking” part: “The fear of being unmasked as the incompetent you ‘really’ are is so common that it actually has a clinical name: impostor syndrome.” We should include that in section 702 reform to not unmask impostors … or incompetents … only 2 weeks until it expires and no procrastination! 

The psychological origins of waiting (… and waiting, and waiting) to work.

Source: Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators


Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Looks

Terrifying or exciting? Ultra violet could be either.


“Complex” doesn’t begin to describe it. We’re wrestling with an administration that wants to reverse decades of progress in civil rights, economic justice, environmentalism, and more. We’re confronting the ugly truths about gender inequality and abuse. But just as fast as some forces are yanking us into the past, we’re careening even more rapidly into the future thanks to powerful innovations in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.

Purple, of all the colors in the spectrum, embodies this situation best, as Pantone explains. “[Ultra Violet] is a very provocative shade, but it’s also a thoughtful color–it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron,” Eiseman says. “This is the kind of color attached, historically, to originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. These are the elements we need to create a meaningful future. Inventiveness and imagination is something we seek in our personal lives and business worlds. People are looking for that ‘magic bullet,’ and this shade is the perfect shade to lead right into it . . . It’s intriguing, fascinating, and magical.” …

Source: Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Looks


Before There Was a Hog, There Was a Duck

There was a duck
Before there was a hog
Poor Hermon was send to heaven
By Ginger the dog!

Every Sunday an NMH Sunday.


Une sauterelle morte découverte sur un Van Gogh aux Etats-Unis – Le Parisien

Plus beau que Carbonite
Moin de mort privée que Han Solo
OK, its not the Starry Night
But still the way to Gogh!

L’insecte aurait pu arriver déjà morte sur la toile du peintre à cause d’un coup de vent.

Source: Une sauterelle morte découverte sur un Van Gogh aux Etats-Unis – Le Parisien


11 classic banned books written by veterans | We Are The Mighty

Veterans have a unique set of life experiences. When they write, they write what’s real. Not everyone appreciates the reality of life – and warfare.

Source: 11 classic banned books written by veterans | We Are The Mighty


Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

Cool glasses. You may not like the foul-mouth Mooch but he is square and takes transparency to a whole new level … excuse my language … I meant fucking level … and Bannon is trying to do that??? 😲

Hard pill to swallow — so some time Scar may apologize but don’t hold your breath — if he did it will only be with a gift in a box. Don’t wanna be there for that unloading! LOL 

The new White House communications director has threatened to fire the entire communications staff.

Source: Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon