A Life in Emergency Services
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
Ranking Major League Baseball’s Managers.
What Objective Numbers can we use to grade MLB managers? (excerpted from the forthcoming book “The Men Who Killed Baseball” ©2022, all rights reserved) In 1904, the New York Giants won 106 games and the National League Pennant by 13 games. They were so good, they declined the opportunity to play in what would have…
The Myth of the “Maltese” Cross in the American Fire Service
The Firefighter’s Cross was not chosen because it had a historic connection to the Fire Service, but because it didn’t.
Let’s Get Rid of this “Thin Red Line” Bulls**t
Let us have as our symbols such things as we have earned…
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