Theodore Hook

4,000 Visitors, 2,500 Tarts and an Archbishop Too!

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Theodore Hook. It was a little after nine in the morning when Mrs. Tottenham, of 54 Berners Street, heard … Continue Reading →


Emile Coue

Cure Yourself the Coué Way

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Émile Coué. Ok—cynics will immediately dismiss Coué’s “autosuggestion” as just so much latent-hippie, New Age, Kumbaya, group-hug bunk. And … Continue Reading →


Albert Einstein

You, Too, Can Be an Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein had issues with authority. He was a rebellious spirit chafed by the routine and ordinary. This became immediately apparent during … Continue Reading →


Gene Autry

Gene Autry: Something to Sing About

The sooner we all start figuring out how to benefit from it, rather than run away from it, the better off we all will be. Gene Autry. With that, “Oklahoma’s … Continue Reading →


Shirley Temple child star

Are There Animal Crackers in Your Soup?

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple may have … Continue Reading →


Civility at Dinner

Three Words That Would Make a Victorian Smile

“Come at seven, go at eleven.” Dr. William Kitchener, M.D. This was the message that greeted dinner guests of Dr. Kitchener. And there was no shortage of dinner guests. In … Continue Reading →


Life Storage

Is Your LifeStorage Self Storage?

Life Storage – a name that better reflects who we are and why we exist; to help our customers when life happens. Life Storage Company Profile. Americans spent $656 billion … Continue Reading →


Jacopo Bassano, Saint Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla, 1575

Valentine’s Day is for the Birds

“For this was on seynt Valentynes day, Whan every foul cometh ther to chese his make.” Chaucer. Not up on your Middle English? In our modern idiom, this line from … Continue Reading →


Burns on Happiness

Can Happiness Makes Us Unhappy?

“Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family—in another city.” George Burns. George Burns was a headliner on the vaudeville circuit, a radio sensation and one of television’s first stars. … Continue Reading →


Zig Ziglar Believes in You

Who Needs Money?

“Money won’t make you happy…but everybody wants to find out for themselves.” Zig Ziglar. Zig Ziglar was a child of the Great Depression. Originally from Alabama, his family moved to … Continue Reading →