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 →


Original Old Glory

Old Glory

“Savages and heathens, lowly and oppressed, hailed and welcomed it at the far end of the wide world.”  William Driver. By all accounts, William Driver was a handsome man with … Continue Reading →


Memorial Day and Civil War orphans

Memorial Day 2016

     “Dear Sisters, By the love of God be so kind as to take this poor orphan child and if she should die, please to bury her for me and … Continue Reading →


Conversations in Management: Jellybeans

“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.” Ronald Reagan. He was just kidding. The makers of motivational posters have done their best … Continue Reading →


Conversations in Management: Lincoln and Whitman

“When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.” Walt … Continue Reading →


Conversations in Management: Ann Marie Jarvis

She could convince the devil to put down its pitchfork; she just had a way about her. Olive Crow-Dadisman It’s a safe assumption that Satan wouldn’t easily part with his … Continue Reading →