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The general area portion of Butcher’s Word blogs.

Ditches and the White Picket Fence

January 9, 2015 | | 9 Comments

Posted on behalf of Diopter who sent this from F3Charleston:

Ditches and the White Picket Fence

2014 sucked.  I mean it really sucked for me and for my family.  Three months into being separated from my wife of … Continue reading

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So you have lost some weight, now what?

December 30, 2014 | | 2 Comments

It’s almost New Year’s Day, time for reflection and resolutions. Many of us have also been arriving at our 1 year anniversaries with F3 in the Columbia/Lake Murray/Lexington regions and have had some amazing results in all of the 3 … Continue reading

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CDR Halyburton’s Talk About Honor Under Stress

December 11, 2014 | | One Comment

YHC, along with many other F3 pax, recently had the opportunity to attend an evening lecture at Davidson College titled “Honor Under Stress.”  The link between honor and stress is no-doubt addressed in many college lectures, but what made this evening special … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Half-eaten Goals. Be a Finisher.

December 5, 2014 | | 4 Comments

Half-Eaten Goals

By: Egypt

A funny thing happened on the way to the pantry. Hunting for a quick snack, I found a shelf full of partially-eaten bags of chips. A perfect dozen, in fact.

They reminded me of the best … Continue reading

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The Problem of Bully Leadership

November 13, 2014 | | 5 Comments

Of the many threats organizations face, perhaps none is more dangerous than a disgraceful leader. Disgraceful leaders cast doubt and suspicion over everyone around them and any positive results they’ve gained together. Disgraceful leaders CAN get short-term results, but they … Continue reading

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A Brick on Our Bricks: Lego on the “Let Go”

November 1, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Carry the Weight: Five Pounds.

Five pounds = the weight of a typical brick. I know this to be true as there are several in my backyard while my family lives without a kitchen this fall during the renovation/addition to … Continue reading

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Movement Denial

October 25, 2014 | | 4 Comments

A hazard for leaders of #Movements that have become #Institutions is the failure to recognize that change (of some kind) is the purpose of a #Movement, while maintenance of the status quo (or gradual change) is the mission of … Continue reading

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The Salute

September 26, 2014 | | 8 Comments

The President of the United States – who serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Armed Forces – recently touched off a firestorm of commentary and debate when he rendered a “salute” to his Marine guard while holding a … Continue reading

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Counting On Accountability

September 18, 2014 | | 14 Comments

How a friend held me accountable, and how it changed my life.

“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ― Thomas Paine

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be … Continue reading Read More

I am Third in Action

September 9, 2014 | | 9 Comments

The sun had finally come out during the Blue Ridge Relay, and the combination of heat, sun, and tired legs had me struggling during the my final leg of the BRR, the glory leg into Asheville. My quads had taken … Continue reading

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