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All posts by Barry Nalley

Coffee and an  ill Eagle
2 Jan 2023

Coffee and an ill Eagle

“I’ve learned that transparency may not help you go where you want to go But it will help keep you from going where you’re not supposed to go, And it will always help you go where you’re supposed to go” *Skeete* Not long ago, as I read morning Headlines over my coffee, and observed

Coffee and Cauliflower Racism
11 Oct 2022

Coffee and Cauliflower Racism

As I am sipping my really good cup of Ethiopian Arabica, medium roast, coffee this morning, I’ve been considering something I heard a young representative say as she was recording a presentation for one of the social networks on “green” and “racist” vegetables. Admitted

Good Coffee, Bullies, and a Coin’s Hard Edge
29 Apr 2021

Good Coffee, Bullies, and a Coin’s Hard Edge

While sitting and enjoying my coffee this morning, I’ve been considering something… I’m pretty particular about taking time to get the best coffee I can. It’s worth it!  I’ve been considering the things I like other than coffee, too!   For me, it’s important to find the best in whatev

Coffee, A Shot of Scotch and Jellybeans!
22 Oct 2020

Coffee, A Shot of Scotch and Jellybeans!

“I’ve learned…Rushing Judgment over False CausesBrings False JusticeAnd a Harsh Reality”*Skeete* Coffee with a shot of Scotch can be quite good, and while coffee with an occasional jellybean usually works, some jellybeans… will ruin a great cup of coffee.  A decent Scotch can give cof

Coffee and Historical Hysterics
17 Oct 2020

Coffee and Historical Hysterics

A few days ago, while enjoying a great cup of coffee, and viewing news clips on “current” events, I recognized a common theme among some news sites, and felt they needed addressing. Our constitution, and some of the founding fathers of this nation and framers of our constitution were com

It is Best to Seek Peaceful Ways
12 Oct 2020

It is Best to Seek Peaceful Ways

“I have Learned that while it’s best to seek peaceful ways, We must be prepared to choose…  ways of war, And when we choose the warriors path, We must walk it determined to cause our enemy… To seek peaceful ways.”   Photo © by Dirk and Jessica Nalley

Coffee with Leadership Principles
13 Aug 2020

Coffee with Leadership Principles

“I’ve learned That truth is pure, it can come From an evil person or a good person Just don’t get the people confused.” ***Skeete*** During my coffee break this morning I’ve been thinking about the Presidency, and the race between the parties to gain the position at the

Learning, Processes, Curves and Coffee
12 Aug 2020

Learning, Processes, Curves and Coffee

Although I have approximately 28 years of military service, my career spanned almost 40 years.      As I sit, enjoying my coffee, thinking about it, I can ‘see‘ the tremendous changes our military services have progressed through.   When I joined the Marines during the Vietnam era

Coffee, Identity Crisis, and Poetry
5 Aug 2020

Coffee, Identity Crisis, and Poetry

As I’m sitting and drinking my third cup of coffee this morning, I realize, while listening to the news in the background, that I may not be who I think I am… I hear the “BLM’ers”, and the “ANTIFA hawkers”, and some “Squad”, all telling me what I must think like to be as good [