The Way I See It

Featuring Captains from all backgrounds, The Way I See It provides fresh perspective on a myriad of topics — some serious, some funny, and others in between!

Protocol Conversation: Napkins

Monica Earley—former Special Operations Chief Protocol Officer—is back and leading the conversation about accepted codes of behavior in every situation. In this episode, she’s covering napkins and answering questions like…what does dough and a towel have in common, is there a correct side of the plate to place your napkin, what kind of napkin is believed to be used at the Last Supper, and more! Get it all in this Protocol Conversation!


Technology can be great…but is there a downside to overuse? Watch and listen as Lauren Bradford takes you through the five dangers of technology overuse in this discussion of her Digital Diet Plan—UNPLUG!

I Was There…Escaping Communist Romania

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you and your family were trapped in a communist country? Would you fight?  Hide?  Lead a revolt? Or attempt to escape… Here is the true story—told in his own words—of Doru Stefanescue and his thrilling escape from Romania and its brutal dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu.

Protocol Conversation: Nametags

Monica Earley—former Special Operations Chief Protocol Officer—is back and leading the conversation about accepted codes of behavior in every situation. In this episode, she’s covering name tags—the history, purpose, placement, and more! (You’ll be surprised by what you will learn!). By the way, did you know there’s a national name tag day? Get it all in this Protocol Conversation!

Protocol Conversation: Handshaking

In this new series, Chief of Protocol for Air Force Special Operations Monica Earley will lead conversations about accepted codes of behavior in every situation. Protocol Conversation #1: Handshaking

What Do I Do Now?

Over and over again in my life, I’ve noticed that when I didn’t know what to do, I usually did nothing. I didn’t intend to do nothing. I knew “nothing” wasn’t the answer. But often, the ultimate outcome of not knowing what to do…was nothing. However, Jones gave me an answer for what to do when I didn’t know where to start, and here it is—for you.

Why Manners?

It’s been said that good manners will open doors that the best education cannot, and this week, Leslie Anne Tarabella and Monica Earley are sitting down to discuss the importance of manners in business or social situations. In this quick discussion, you’ll hear how Leslie Anne guided their son to greeting new people in a proper way, how Monica trains others to get better at small talk, and why lingering around a casual dinner can sometimes be the best way to entertain guests.

Goal Setting? Well…

A special delivery for your New Year! From our The Way I See It Dock, Andy Andrews has a take on goals you don’t want to miss. Trust us…you haven’t heard THIS about the tradition of goal-setting before. Here is some information you can put to use right now. Andy’s title for this piece: Goal Setting…? Not So Much.

1964 Sears Catalog

At 1,715 pages, the Sears catalog had everything the families of 1964 needed for style, comfort and entertainment. Grab a seat by the coffee table, and flip through the past with Leslie Anne Tarabella.

I Was There…with Elvis Presley

Have you ever wanted the inside scoop or wished you could be a fly on the wall? Well, here’s your chance! Listen as recording artist TG Shepard relates one of the most fascinating life stories of all time: I Was There…with Elvis Presley!

Generation Conversations | Episode 6: Creating Your Perfect Career

Wishing for the ideal career? Here’s how to create the perfect one for YOU! Andy is back in the hot seat, and this time he’s providing 3 simple steps that anyone can follow to determine what they would do if money was not a factor, and how they can turn that into a profession. Might you—or someone you know—benefit from this unknown, but incredibly valuable process?

I Was There…at Auschwitz

Watch and listen as Rose Schindler talks about growing up in Czechoslovakia and how things began to change for Jews when she was a young girl. In just a few short years, she and her family were required to relocate by train to a place unknown—the Auschwitz concentration camp.