The Difference

With today’s message, and the appointment of General Shinseki as VA Secretary, the differing views of government and governing are again made apparent. Shinseki said it all when he left in 2003: “You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader,” he said. “You can certainly command without that sense of… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Championship Week Picks

The Hokie Guru cannot overstate the importance of the Combined Federal Campaign; he addressed this effort last week. We have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season and the Hokie Guru encourages everyone to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign (or the charity of your choice). Everytime the Hokie Guru thinks he… Read more »

I Want to Help

To Whom It May Concern: You won’t believe the things I’ve seen. My ‘little’ in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has parents that left him because of jail or drugs and a grandmother that has abandoned him. He gets suspended and sent home (to his wonderful 80-year-old great-grandmother) if so much as his peer… Read more »