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I will begin with my beginning. My mother, Alma, emigrated from England to the United States at the end of WWII. She had served in the Woman’s Air Corps, survived the rocket attacks on London, and worked as a governess for the children of British aristocracy and the fleet admiralty. My father, Arnold, the son of a sharecropper, had joined the Navy and fought at the battle of Midway. As a military family, we moved frequently, living in isolated and exotic locales, from the white sands desert in New Mexico to the beaches of Hawaii. After high school, I joined the Navy and worked as an engineering laboratory technician with a submarine squadron in Key West, Florida. (Yes, that was a great experience!)

After completing my enlistment, I attended...more


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When the fear of failure triumphs over the repugnance of mediocrity, we must resign ourselves to the status quo. Every change, every opportunity to do something different will send us running to hide beneath a cover of excuses and complacency. Those few courageous souls who delve into the lands where they risk failure, will be soundly ridiculed. They will be condemned not because they dream, but rather for making their dreams real and destroying the illusion that all that can be thought has been thought, all that can be done has been done, and all that can be felt has been felt. In their enthusiastic insolence, they see life filled with infinite possibilities and they know they must chart their own course, even if they must go alone.D.A. Blankinship
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“We cannot separate doubt from deception. Doubt robs a man of his confidence; it is a fearful thing. Offer him deception to restore that confidence and he will embrace the falsehood for the comfort it brings. If you would deceive, begin with doubt.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“When the fear of failure triumphs over the repugnance of mediocrity, we must resign ourselves to the status quo. Every change, every opportunity to do something different will send us running to hide beneath a cover of excuses and complacency. Those few courageous souls who delve into the lands where they risk failure, will be soundly ridiculed. They will be condemned not because they dream, but rather for making their dreams real and destroying the illusion that all that can be thought has been thought, all that can be done has been done, and all that can be felt has been felt. In their enthusiastic insolence, they see life filled with infinite possibilities and they know they must chart their own course, even if they must go alone.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“Our greatest failing is that we neglect the significance of a question and obsess over the accuracy of the answer. Therefore, we end up being satisfied with remarkably accurate answers to meaningless questions and dissatisfied with imprecise answers that attempt to respond to the important issues.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“Ambitious people understand intelligent people far better than intelligent people understand ambitious people; therefore, ambition will always triumph over intelligence. Once you appreciate this reality, civilization becomes clearer and unfortunately, more distressing.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“It is better to struggle pursuing what matters than to excel at achieving the inconsequential.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“Leadership is not a solo sport; if you lead alone, you are not leading.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“Our education serves three purposes. First, we must learn what others think we must know. Second, we cannot profess anything that is not widely accepted. Third, we must learn to hide our own ignorance and never speak about it in public.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

“Our greatest failing is that we neglect the significance of a question and obsess over the accuracy of the answer. Therefore, we end up being satisfied with remarkably accurate answers to meaningless questions and dissatisfied with imprecise answers that attempt to respond to the important issues.”
D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

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