Good barbecue can nourish the body and heal the soul

I have always enjoyed BBQ. Not just its deliciousness but the entire holistic experience of cooking outdoors over an open flame. From the smell of hardwood smoke to chatting with friends over cold beers some of my fondest memories have been made around the grill.

Since the dawn of time man has reveled in cooking meals over fire. Humans learned early that flame-broiled meat tasted better. Our bodies even evolved with the advent of fire to the point where we get sick eating uncooked meat.

Somewhere in a cave 2 million years ago an industry was born. …

Juno Collective is proud to join Fortune 100 defense contractor General Dynamics’ rich design history with the debut of their 2019 annual report. Not only does GD help arm America’s warfighters, they also develop global IT solutions and manufacture the all-new Gulfstream G700 jet. Tasked with the report’s overall development and design, our team managed everything from concept to printing including helping obtain some really spectacular imagery. Remarkable opportunity and privilege to work with one of America’s best companies. #junocollective

Insights from a recent road trip across the U.S. from two Black Americans

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A few months ago my sister became the first Chief Communication Officer of Hyundai Motors North America. Upon news of her new job, I suggested she forego flying and we drive across the country together to her new home in Southern California. I am not sure if it was love or coronavirus imprisonment, but when I mentioned the idea of the road trip to my wife she quickly told me to go away for the entire month of June and not come back until July.

It might not be as crazy as you think.

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Tonight at dinner my youngest daughter asked my wife and I who we planned on voting for in November. As some of you may know from my previous articles I am a southern moderate Republican and my wife is a northeastern liberal Democrat (opposites do attract). Depending on the day our two young daughters find themselves fluctuating between our political affiliations.

During tonight’s self imposed “shelter in place” dinner my youngest exclaimed she would vote for Trump in November much to my wife’s chagrin. Her 10 year old reasoning was she didn’t want to change leadership in the midst of…

Self-examination is the key

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Some time around my late 30s or early 40s I started suffering from panic attacks. My first full blown panic attack happened while working out. I have been athletic all my life but marriage, kids and poor eating habits reeked havoc on my body. During the workout I pushed myself harder than any middle-aged man should have. In my mind I was still the same 20 something that could do anything. I learned the hard way I wasn’t.

As my heart rate climbed I continued pushing thinking no pain no gain. Suddenly I found myself panicked, gasping for air and unable to calm myself down.

Washington’s newest national treasure

I got a sneak peak at the new national museum for the US ARMY. The museum is still under construction, but is well on its way to be one of our nation’s greatest treasures. The Army is currently the only branch of the military that doesn’t have its own museum. For over 200 years the Army has been collecting memorabilia without a centralized home to share them with the public. That will all change when the museum opens in June 2020.

The museum was originally offered a spot on the National Mall but turned down the location due to space…

Why women still don’t get men. A man’s perspective.

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Last night I had dinner with four 40 something women in a crowded Irish Pub adjacent Washington’s Union Station.

Each woman possessed advanced degrees from some of America’s best universities. They were accomplished, affluent and attractive.

The women owned fascinating and diverse backgrounds. The one thing they all shared in common, other than the qualities mentioned, they were single without the shadow of a date on the horizon.

During the course of dinner our conversation was engaging, vibrant and fun. At one point I made the wise decision to just eat my food and listen. It was clear these women…

The potential for wind energy is limitless

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Renewable energy is among the fastest growing sources of the world’s electricity. Renewable energy sources consist of wind, solar and hydro. The Energy Information Agency (EIA) forecasts renewables will be the fastest growing source of electricity in the US over the next two years and beyond.

“The nation’s wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible. Over the past 10 years, cumulative wind power capacity in the United States increased an average of 30% per year, and wind now has the largest renewable generation capacity of all renewables in the United States.”

-Energy Department, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


12 facts I learned about the Longest Day

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I recently had the opportunity to take my family on a tour of Normandy to visit the site of the D-Day invasion.

This is what I learned:

  1. D-Day was originally scheduled for June 5th instead of June 6th — Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower scheduled Operation Overlord to begin on June 5th. Poor weather conditions forced him to delay the attack for 24 hours.

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

2. D-Day was a really long work day — Referred to as the “Longest Day”, taking the beaches of Normandy took roughly 12 hours to accomplish. …

Cartoons are powerful things

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I am a child of the Seventies. I was born during one of the most tumultuous decades of the century. If the sixties were about social upheaval then the seventies were clearly about an economic one.

I blame the Seventies for my latent anxieties. The decade was plagued by uncertainty brought on by record high inflation and unemployment. In 1973 OPEC nations pushed an embargo against the U.S. to punish us for our support on Israel during Arab-Israeli War. I remember my college-educated parents struggling to find gas and make ends meet. …

David White

Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Friend and Patriot. Managing Partner of Juno Collective, a marketing firm located in Maryland.

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