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The Vacationless Class - Mother's Day
Anne Lindbergh wrote about how mothers are the great vacationless class. She said this because these are the women who have always been working with their children, with their family and their home. There are a lot of people in the world who are going to be thinking about their mothers aroun… [ Read More ]
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A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises
"A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises." - Author unknown We all have that friend, or the family member who is always telling us that they will help us when we move, or they will help us when we have to pick up our refrigerator, or they will be there for us when we need someone … [ Read More ]
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Inspirational quotes on facing failures
The fear of failure plaques many, especially among salaried workers who are afraid that being seen a failure creates a wall to their chances of getting a promotion. As Shakespeare once said, "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." The l… [ Read More ]
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Happy Birthday Mr. Einstein
Albert Einstein Born 14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955 One of the brilliant minds of the 20th century, the German-born physicist Albert Einstein was seminal in establishing modern physics with his general theory of relativity and quantum theory that effectively paved the way for nuclear science… [ Read More ]
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PSA about P, S, and A (Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle)
Plato was a Greek philosopher and instrumental in shaping much of Western reasoning and logic.  His teacher and contemporary was Socrates.   He illuminated his philosophy, and that of his teacher's, with various dialogues.  The dialogues feature Socrates talking to one or more student or… [ Read More ]
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Staying motivated in uncertain times
While the economy is certainly on the rebound, at least from the perspective of the economists, a lot of people still find it difficult to find motivation. Many are unemployed, others underemployed. Still others have seen their life savings dwindle away, putting their retirement on indefi… [ Read More ]
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A peaceful change of power.
An amazing thing happened on Jan. 21. Without the need for revolution, insurgency, terrorism or war, the power of the American government changed. True, it didn't change much this time around. But every four years, for better or worse, our leadership changes without the need for bloodsh… [ Read More ]
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Violence, the Media, and Family: What should the focus be?
There has been a recent media focus on violence, and in particular, gun violence. I don't want to talk about violence, or the pros and cons of a new gun law, or the fiscal cliff. I want to talk about families. Families are the essential building block of society. Whether our family i… [ Read More ]
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Happy 84th birthday Martin Luther King
Martin Luther's life was tragically short, but his list of accomplishments long. Just 39 when he was felled by an assassin's bullet, Martin Luther King, Jr. has continued to inspire us through his deeds, beliefs, leadership and words long after he slipped his earthly bonds. Even with … [ Read More ]
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I Had A Dream - Full Text
By The Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. Aug. 28, 1963 I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Procl… [ Read More ]
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Life After Debt.
A lot of high-fiving is going on in Washington D.C. right now. After months of ignoring the issue of the fiscal cliff, the legislative and executive branches finally put their heads together and put their divisions and divisiveness aside long enough to pass a bill on New Years Day. But… [ Read More ]
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The Inspiring Way
Some of the world's greatest creations couldn't exist without inspiration.  Arts, music, and literary works all were created through some sort of inspiration, and now serve as inspiration to others. Inspiration is also necessary for daily life and all the little trials and tribulations … [ Read More ]
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Football - The Inspirational Sport
American football has been a popular sport since its start in the late 1800's.  Its original leagues, the American Football Association, and the National Football League, each had their own teams and at the end of the season, would have each of their best teams face one another. More rec… [ Read More ]
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Groucho Had the Write Stuff
Though known as a member of the famous Marx Brothers and later the host of television's You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx actually considered himself a writer first, and a comedian second. That would make sense, given his remarkable ability to twist a phrase, as evidenced in this Groucho Mar… [ Read More ]
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What Profit is Wisdom?
With the wide popularity and prevalence of the internet, the wisdom of the ages and today is now glaringly available to us all.  What is wisdom? What makes something wise?  What's the difference between wisdom and intelligence?  Why do we value wisdom? Wisdom is the practical application of … [ Read More ]
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Al Capone - Valentine's Day isn't just Love Quotes & Poems
He Couldn't Just Send Them a Card "I have built my organization upon fear." St. Valentine's Day should have been just like every other day for members of the Bugs Moran gang. They were meeting at the SMC Cartage warehouse, supposedly to pick up some bootleg whiskey, but it was a set up.… [ Read More ]
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Will Summer Blockbusters Hold a Candle to Classic Movie Quotes?
My husband and I had a rare evening together this weekend ... the teenagers had flown the coop for the night, the gardening was done and we hadn't been to the theater in months. We searched the movie listings only to come up empty. Then I realized, this is the "dead time" before the arriva… [ Read More ]
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Thomas Jefferson & His Sister's Child, Peter Carr
"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly." Having lost his own son in infancy, Thomas Jefferson looked upon his sister's child, Peter Carr, as his own. He invested hea… [ Read More ]
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Maya Angelou, Make A Life
If there's one thing Maya Angelou is known for, it's her ability to make a life. Born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, Angelou is a Rubik's Cube of a Renaissance woman, establishing herself as an American poet, playwright, editor, writer and essayist as well as a singer, dancer, ac… [ Read More ]
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WHAT WOULD ERMA SAY?
In recent weeks, the American news media has covered a number of women's issues that have been argued about for as long as I can remember. Topics such as the work ethics of stay-at-home moms, equal pay for equal work, contraception, and even rumors about celebrities having "work done" have i… [ Read More ]
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Famous Quotes - Use Them Every Day!
Famous Quotes - "The nicest thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." This upbeat saying reminds us that it's really easy to sound smart by stealing famous quotes from the internet. A quick search of Great-Quotes website bears this out. Perhaps the oversaturation by the p… [ Read More ]
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