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STEADFAST

A popular definition of steadfast is “firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.”  In a dynamic, fast-changing world, the steadfast can appear to be unable to change with the rapid pace.  Nothing […]

TRACKDOWN

Of the many skills that man cultivated and mastered in his rise to Apex Predator, the ability to track both man and beast is perhaps the most elemental.  The skill […]

MAN STRONG

When I was a teenager, I spent a good bit of time with a tough New England farmer and woodsman.  He worked a farm that had been in his family […]

WHERE THE WILD THINGS GO

There is much merit and brilliance in the high technology world we live in.  With very few exceptions, even those born “BC” (before computers) must strain to remember days before […]

PERFORMANCE UPON DEMAND

Peaking for an athletic event with a long, detailed training plan has long been considered a solid road to success.  Terms such as programming and Specific Action to Imposed Demands […]

NEVER SECOND PLACE

A legendary Border Patrol Agent, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and experienced gunfighter, Bill Jordan coined two phrases that apply to the path of the professional.  The first is […]

MOBILITY

Combat is a movement-based activity.  A true strength of the man-of-action is the emphasis – in preparation and in operations – on mobility.  Strength, speed, and endurance are only of […]

THE HALLIGAN

There are few – if any – professions that better emulate the EXEMPLAR ethic than the professional firefighter. In their myriad tasks and encounters, they have many tools, vehicles, protective […]

PREPARATION

Preparation is a reflexive habit of action. There is no training.  Training is a “go a couple of times a week and do it” event.  Professionals don’t train – they […]

TIME STARTS NOW

Pulling a trigger.  Drawing a bowstring with a nocked arrow.  Executing a cross-compartment movement in undulating terrain.  Mantracking.  Handling weapons.  Prepping gear – and then shouldering it and heading out. […]

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