Discipline

Discipline

January 1, 2016

“God gives us the nuts, but he does not crack them.” – German proverb In my thriller, STATE OF THE UNION, I wanted to explore discipline, particularly as it relates to spies, Special Forces operatives, and others who place the needs of the nation ahead of their own. Discipline is a trait I call upon daily – especially when I need to...

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Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility

December 1, 2015

“The truest test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden Life is made better when we are at our best.  And we are at our best, when we aspire to be better than we are.  This is that sweet spot, or zone, where we come in contact with our own nobility.  Personal...

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Brad’S Ultimate Gift List

Brad’S Ultimate Gift List

December 1, 2015

Peppers Sunglasses: Ridgeback ($39.99): CRKT Ultima – Designed by Michael Martinez ($69.99): Angstadt Arms UDP-9 SBR ($1349): Tag Heuer “Connected” E-Watch ($1500) FLIR Systems Thermal Monocular ($4,999): Cobalt Valkyrie ($699,000):

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A Look at Brad’s Thanksgiving

A Look at Brad’s Thanksgiving

November 16, 2015

I haven’t done one of these before, but I thought it would be fun to share with you what I’ll be eating,drinking, reading, and thankful for this Thanksgiving. Food & Drink I’m a traditionalist when it comes to turkey. I like it done the old fashioned way – roasted. When you start getting crazy with your turkey recipes, you risk blowing...

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Loyalty

Loyalty

November 1, 2015

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Though I opened my very first novel, THE LIONS OF LUCERNE with a phrase about bravery, I could have easily opened it with the above from Tolkien. What is loyalty? Can you be loyal to an idea? Or can you only be loyal to a person? What...

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