Bold. Ambitious. Audacious. A little cheeky. That's what I was thinking when I named this blog Manifest Destiny (and considered using the same name for a consulting practice). I'm not mellowing out, but I'm having second thoughts. "Crush Your Enemies" is a fun strategy for a board game, but I'm not sure I want to associate with it as a foreign policy, and it's not a very rewarding personal philosophy either -- even if you get good at it.