Sit. Rep. #131: Mastery Builds Confidence

1- EDGE: learning, understanding, teaching, and mastery.  We talked about School in Sit. Rep. #6.  Your Personal toolkit was discussed in Sit. Rep. # 17.  Scouting EDGE was covered in Sit. Rep. #83 and #96.  Generally when we pass a Scout off of fulfilling a requirement for Scout advancement; that Scout has generally passed the … Read more

Sit. Rep. #123: First Time, Net Control

1- Camping for the first time?  Let’s walk through some considerations together. A: Shelter, do you have a tent or are you staying at some other kind of shelter?  What is your backup plan if the shelter is not available? B: Water, do you know how to treat or filter to make the water safe … Read more

Sit. Rep. #100: Service, EDGE, and Onions

1- “Service” is not a complicated word nor hard to spell.  To serve others.  To render aid to someone else.  To help or benefit or contribute to others.  The etymology of the word dates back to Roman times.  It started off in Latin as “servitium” meaning slavery or servitude. Circa 1200 the meaning shifted or … Read more

Sit. Rep. #96: Feed Line and Feynman

Knowledge Transfer: 1 – Usually there is a “someone” behind the “why” of things.  Let me introduce Dr. Richard Feynman.  He was a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.  (He shared the prize with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for their work in quantum electrodynamics.) He worked on the Manhattan Project at … Read more

Sit. Rep. #83: Learning & Listening

1- I have talked about the news before.  I want to remind everyone to listen (or read, or watch) the news with a professional and scientific demeanor.  Scientists are under the microscope to prove everything that they do is repeatable.  That the discoveries and inventions are grounded in truth and fact.  News reporters are not … Read more