The Army Omelet Tradition

The Army Omelet Tradition

The Army Omelet tradition started when Elisa was just a young child. Her father, George “Buddy” Peterson, loved omelets, especially those served in the Army chow halls. So twice a year on the first Sunday in October and April, when the family’s normal Sunday schedule took a hiatus, Dad whipped up his “Army Omelets.” When Elisa and I were married the Army Omelet tradition carried on. On the same Sundays twice a year I set my hand at cracking eggs,…

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What Do We Truly See?

What Do We Truly See?

What is it we truly see When we look upon others When we look upon ourselves? TO TRULY SEE By Les Patterson Be it the selfie Shining light on the moment Or a lifetime of moments Shining light on the true self. From each we choose What we wish to see And that which we see Is what we truly choose. Though others may observe Something not really there That which is really there Is what you will truly observe….

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Monday Morning Boost: Regular Maintenance Required

Monday Morning Boost: Regular Maintenance Required

I love my Stihl lawn trimmer and edger. I’ve had them for years and they work like a champ. But like every piece of equipment, they require maintenance, and regular maintenance is always better than occasional maintenance. I know that. I bet you know that as well. But sometimes it’s pretty easy to overlook the importance of regular maintenance. Then sometimes the equipment breaks down. That’s what happened with both my Stihl trimmer and edger. They are solid pieces of equipment…

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Don’t Make It Too Hard

Don’t Make It Too Hard

A hymn we sang today in church reminded me of a backyard conversation I had several years ago with a neighbor. I was feeling a little overwhelmed that day by all the things I felt I was supposed to be doing to live my faith. My neighbor kindly listened then gently reminded me that the gospel is actually pretty simple. Don’t make it too hard he was telling me. That was the confirmation I felt today as we sang the hymn,…

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Monday Morning Boost: Creating Energy in the Darkness

Monday Morning Boost: Creating Energy in the Darkness

Why is it darkest just before the dawn? Why do we struggle the most just before we triumph? Why do clarity and focus sometimes rise from the billowing dust of confusion? Perhaps, the struggle of darkness is when the greatest energy is being created. English cleric and writer Charles Caleb Colton put it this way… “Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt…

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Favorite Fall

Favorite Fall

FAVORITE FALL By Les Patterson Fading sun Falling leaves Frosty morns Frigid eves. Friday night Football games Friendly fans Festive fame. Finger gloves Flannel shirts Flowing scarfs Fashion perks. Friendly kids Folksy shawls Feisty felines Favorite fall. Base Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash. Thoughts of inspiration come in many forms, and may be expressed in many ways. The collection of stories, essays, and poetry shared under Red Edge Perspective represents some of my personal efforts to Gain The Red Edge through creative expression. Thanks for letting me share.

Monday Morning Boost: Quotable Words, Memorable Stories

Monday Morning Boost: Quotable Words, Memorable Stories

Are your words quotable??? As leaders, which we each are, we find inspiration from the words of those we respect. We often share that inspiration. Christian author Joyce Meyer understands the power of the words we speak and share. “Words are containers for power,” she teaches. “You choose what kind of power they carry.” I had the honor a few weeks back of my words being quoted by a business leader Melissa Summers. She even created a visual graphic, featuring…

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Hopeful in Tragedy, United in Diversity

Hopeful in Tragedy, United in Diversity

How has your life changed because of the events of 9/11? Some of you weren’t old enough to remember that day. Others have since married, started families, changed careers, or moved homes. Life has moved forward, as it should. While we are concerned about the normal worries of everyday life, today we have the opportunity to pause for a moment of reflection. Perhaps you’ll connect with a few of my moments. MICHAEL ALLRED & RON WOOD Michael Allred was a…

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Monday Morning Boost: When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Monday Morning Boost: When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Fixing a dryer wasn’t what I wanted to do on Saturday. My original plans for the day were to finish painting my office. The ceiling and the Caliente Red wall still need to be done. But a dryer squeaking really loud with a drum not turning well took priority. I didn’t know exactly what I was doing. So I hit YouTube where I found help from Richard O’Banion repairing Maytag dryers and from Hill Bros Review who taught me how…

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Monday Morning Boost: To Toil and Labor… And Paint!

Monday Morning Boost: To Toil and Labor… And Paint!

How are you using your Labor Day weekend??? Playing… Working… Relaxing… Whichever your focus, make sure you focus time on rejuvenation. Each of these activities can provide rejuvenation if you allow it to happen. Rejuvenation will help increase your focus, the first core principle you need to Gain The Red Edge. My weekend? The photos are a dead giveaway. We’re painting my home office. Blue is what it looks like now. Blue walls. Blue doors. Blue ceiling. At one point…

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