My parents raised me in Scouting so that when President Kennedy spoke in 1963 of going to the Moon and of national service I enthusiastically stood up and said "Yes!" to what I had read in descriptions of the U.S. Air Force Academy. By the end of the next two years, in 1965, I'd won an appointment to USAFA, but President Kennedy had been killed. The nation was moving into what we now see as a time of large-scale examination of what is the fabric of this country.
This Springtime 2019 finds me enthusiastically reviewing my background for helping others live with more understanding of their own lives no matter how puzzled they may have become. I invite you to contact me and my nurse friend using the email address [email protected] She will open up the channel for you to receive the services of Routefinders for Friends as we shift into full non-profit registration.
Addendum: During active duty as cadet and then 2nd lieutenant I prepped for what originally seemed to be an important start of national service. I am still "cleaning up" and re-framing what happened after the 1968 Tet Offensive became the pivot point for events with global significance. A cadet I knew died in a parachute accident; another cadet killed himself after his high school friends warned him about uniformed service, another upperclassman became a Forward Air Controller and I suddenly saw him again but it was on a burn ward in a military hospital after he had been shot down somewhere in Southeast Asia. I never fully restored my easy-go attitude about service after that. The photo below from my den here in DC includes the Buck Rogers plastic model spaceman that I made prior to starting my USAFA service. That spaceman model was intact when General Funsch put me beneath his wings as he was planning Space Command in 1968. You can see it is now part of a small diorama including patches, my flight cap and mementos of jungle warfare training and Army Basic Airborne Training to earn my wings.
Today I paste two photos below that Ms. Connie Howell asked me to join her in recording yesterday. She then took videos of me speaking to her children about the insights of the network of practitioners I joined in 2001 at NIHA, National Integrated Health Associates. (Links are www.NIHAdc,com and www.KlinghardtInstitute.com ).She tells her story well, one of unexpected brain stroke and the opening up of capabilities she had never considered. She now ministers to people on a quiet basis as an Intercessor, helping them in ways I have only begun to appreciate. She said that we'd be in touch again. I hope that she has a way to give people a chance to be in her presence in the DC area. My words to describe her gifted situation is to say that Ms. Connie Howell has come into a place of deep Coherence with her inner capability for outer service . (Ref Coherence Psychology Institute www.CoherenceTherapy.org .)
[As we prepare for Transition for the busy new Trump Administration... v. 11-15-2016]
* Below is my description of the Vigil that I kept for the nation on the day after Election 2016.
I slept briefly after the polls closed but then woke and held watch in darkness on behalf of the "crew" of all the officers and enlisted in our entire armed forces. I often think of myself in this wooden-floored home as Navy ship commander, having watched Master and Commander over ten times. I assume that you have watched that film at least once. The second and third times you view it at large resolution you can look and see tiny features -- such as the guy taking a poop while suspended off the side of the ship. (Human functions are important for a captain to protect and respect.) I may someday come out to Annapolis and view a game or some event . I'd like to do that so that I could again feel the depth of gratitude and pride at seeing young men and women who are under 25 honing their skills and learning about life in a carefully tended growth environment.
FYI: Major Post-Election Assurance : I placed photos and thoughts taken during Election Day on my Twitter account: @RoutefindersFF Re who won the election -- Military lives will be at different risks depending which of the two major candidates ends up taking the role of POTUS on January 20, 2017. Neither one of the candidates could make the future be such that no military lives would be lost during the next four years. And in addition we in uniform (or who have worn one) know that human who is born also will have an end to their life story at some time.*
I don't know if you or your family or cadet friends had a particular candidate on your Top line for consideration. I myself am an independent and have even avoided joining a religion although I visit churches and synagogues. As an athlete and psychotherapy provider I have kept as neutral and supportive as I can for all people with whom I interact.
Be resilient and able to re-target when that is required. This Election 2016 is your first one in which you could vote. You are now voting while also wearing a uniform. From now on usually every four years, there is a potential change in Commander in Chief. The officers are commissioned into the ranks of the uniformed services under the POTUS. Your skill sets and your readiness to lead sailors as well as to follow orders of those above you in rank, all of that remains the same regardless who is POTUS. Check out @POTUS after January 20th.
See also: Tribal Nation, Saving the world one garden at a time ( lost blog I wrote about diversity in civilian life prior to the Campaign 2016. Today see my insights about Diaspora on this site.)
See also Research Support tab on the menu.
Below was for the VA center in DC [redacted Nov 13, 2016]
Today: Presentation to DC VAMC re accessibility for Disabled Veterans.
YOU: I am glad for all of you. I will learn details about you from your Staffer.
ME: (See the current About Me ) -- In the back of my mind today I come to you as a combination of Harrson Ford in Blade Runner, and a flesh-and-blood post-movie healed and flexible version of Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.
This event today is called Hope on the Hill and is an event created by Voice for Hope .
BELOW: This page was originally titled Pets and Our Healing
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