I manage Flattop's History, War &
I am attending Ashford University online in pursuit of a bachelors degree in history.
I love to read and write about history.
My favorite subject in history is World War II.
I love naval history, follow current navy affairs and am a member of the U.S. Naval Institute.
I am a fan of University of Utah football and basketball. Go Utes!!
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).
My wife and I have been married 21 years.
Flattop's History, War & Politics
I started this site at MSN eleven years ago because I wanted a place where people could discuss history and current events without the bickering, contention and
gossip that is so common on the Web. When MSN decided to shut down its service I decided to move the group to
Yuku. We have categories for Sports & Entertainment, History, Sea power, Air & Space, Land combat, Diplomacy, War, and Politics.
"Simply pursuing operational effectiveness while adhering to an obsolete strategy is a formula for failure."
-- Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN & John J. Gartska
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we
have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."
-- Sir James Dewar
"No man is fit to command that cannot command himself."
-- William Penn
"The instruments of battle are valuable only if one knows how to use them."
-- Ardant du Picq
"We don't have enough money, so we must think."
-- A Royal Navy admiral
"I like people who can control their appetites and their mental balance. When that isn't done, I hope you'll always scratch them off your
-- Harry S. Truman
"The word impossible is not in my dictionary."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
"It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
-- W. Somerset Maugham
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right."
-- Mary Kay Ash
"To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle."
-- George Orwell
"Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done."
-- Sam Ewing
"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."
-- H. Norman Schwarzkopf
"I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much time."
-- Rudyard Kipling
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
-- John Wooden
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. They way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
-- Virginia Satir
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make
-- George Bernard Shaw