Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Tells the Truth

“Whatever you tell them, tell the truth.”   Grover Cleveland. If you’re a reform candidate running for president, the last thing you need is a sex scandal; but that’s what faced … Continue Reading →


Winning Trophy

Another Day, Another Meaningless Win

“This is going to be close.”     Marcel Kittel. It’s July and the Tour de France is in full swing. The race is an incredible demonstration of athleticism. In 21 … Continue Reading →


John Wayne

When John Wayne Spoke You’d Better Listen!

“I won’t be mean, I won’t be small, and like an old friend, I won’t let them down.”   John Wayne. John Wayne was talking about his fans. He was explaining … Continue Reading →


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 →


Election Blues? You’ve Got Rights!

“A fanatic is always the fellow on the opposite side.” Will Rogers. Will Rogers made a career of drawing a straight line to the truth. He figured common sense was … Continue Reading →


Bunion Derby 1928

Andy Payne and the Great Bunion Derby

“One can’t be an athlete all his life, but he can use the same desire that made him.” Andy Payne. Everybody has a least one obscenely fit co-worker. You know … Continue Reading →


Vanderbilt

The 200 Million Dollar Man

“The workman now earns the equivalent of a barrel of flour each day.” William H. Vanderbilt. William Vanderbilt knew his business. After inheriting 95-million-dollars from his father, the venerable Commodore … Continue Reading →


Milarepa Tibetan saint

Milarepa

“Live and die without regret.”  Milarepa. Milarepa is one of the best known Tibetan saints. He was born to an affluent family in 1052 and spent his early years living … Continue Reading →


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

“No kind action ever stops with itself.” Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart isn’t the first name to come to mind when discussing kindness. That’s not to say that there is anything … Continue Reading →


Douglas MacArthur

MacArthur

“I shall return.” Douglas MacArthur. Outnumbered, outgunned and under direct orders from FDR, MacArthur spoke these defiant words as he left the Philippines on March 20, 1942. A month later … Continue Reading →