David “Dr. D.” Leitner here. It is my pleasure to welcome you to my little piece of the internet. Here I share thoughts about a gamut of topics from my academic life and research (Strategy, Politics, Power, Leadership, Followership, and more), parenting (and how it is a lot like leadership…), personal life (as an Israeli Defense Forces disabled veteran and former Lone Soldier), and the Chronic Pain disorder that is part and parcel to every decision and action I take.

I will try to give some perspective about life in general and share a bit about how I keep going despite suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – one of the most painful chronic pain diseases known. Using Dungeons and Dragons as a metaphor for Chronic Pain Management and Rehabilitation, I will share how chronic pain impacts everyday life in unexpected and interesting ways.

As if that isn’t enough, I am going to give you a peek into the really crazy part of my life – training as an IPSC wheelchair shooter.

I hope you will visit often as I take deep dives, and short shallow wading, into these and a bunch of other topics. Together we will learn, share, and get better – as parents, leaders, and strategists directing the path of our lives.

Join me on this journey of continual self-discovery and the perpetual rewriting of life.

If you would like to read the accompanying blog posts, some of which expand on the topics discussed below, please check out the “My Thoughts” section of this site.
If you want to see some of my art (comics, photos I took, maybe a doodle or two if the muse ignites me) check out my feed on Instagram or the comics page on this site.

I look forward to your feedback.

Thank you.


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