Thoughts on Election 2016: Voting Matters

1948’s Presidential election had another candidate with “T” in his name losing big. On election night, it turned out that he won. His name was Harry Truman. Truman went on to rebuild Europe through the Marshall Plan, set up defenses in Berlin and elsewhere against the Soviet Union through NATO [inc. 1947], say “no” to […]

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The Creative Mind

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than . . . a cruelly delicate organism with the overpowering necessity to create, create, create-so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour […]

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Self Taught

Learning Lincoln was an entirely self-taught man. Exercising incomparable drive and determination, he was a voracious reader who used literature to transcend his circumstances. Seen with a book under his arm at all times, Lincoln devoured Aesop’s Fables and the works of Shakespeare, reading them so many times he could recite entire passages from memory. […]

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Failure

“Without failures I would not be here. I learned most of what I know today through them. Maybe it was my partner, or the equipment was not proper, or the training—especially the mental training, which is the most important thing—were not good enough. With success, you don’t always know why you succeed, but when you […]

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