Waldo Emerson

Emerson in Good Times and Bad

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is considered one of America’s most influential philosophers. A prolific essayist and speaker, he … Continue Reading →

David Farragut

Farragut Damns a Few Torpedoes with Some Success

“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” David G. Farragut. It never occurred to Rear Admiral Farragut that his command would find its way into the lexicon of American phrases and … Continue Reading →

Cavell Poster

Edith Cavell Makes a Choice

“Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” Edith Louisa Cavell. Just after dawn on October 12, 1915, eight soldiers raised their rifles and took … Continue Reading →


Hermes Missed 30 Times, But Next Time?

“It’s a little unnerving; Hermes has sailed by earth so many times and we didn’t even know it.”  Paul Chodas, JPL. Unnerving! That doesn’t come close to expressing what we … Continue Reading →