Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor’s Secret to a Happy Life

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”   Eleanor Roosevelt. “The story is over,” she told reporters a week after FDR’s funeral. She wrongly assumed that with the … 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 →


Dr. King

Dr. King Wants Your Answer

“One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nineteen sixty-three wasn’t shaping up to … 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 →


Bulova Accutron

What Happened to Bulova?

“It just sort of wound down.” Harry B. Henshel. Harry Henshel, former President of Bulova Watch, was talking about the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking but he might as well … Continue Reading →


One World Trade Center

9/11: One Way to Forget

“It’s an office building and not a memorial and not a monument.” Douglas Durst. When I was a kid, my father worked in lower Manhattan. His office was in a … Continue Reading →


Life Magazine Hula Hoops

Hula Hoops!

“We completely lost control.” Richard Knerr. For over two decades, Richard Knerr, along with his childhood buddy and partner, Arthur “Spud” Melin, were leading purveyors of fun. Working out of … 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 →


Truman

Truman

“The trouble with you guys is you don’t understand human nature.”  Harry S Truman. This was a, “told you so,” moment for Harry Truman—who seems to have enjoyed a lifetime … Continue Reading →


P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum. Ouch! That’s not the kind of quote most people would like associated with their name—particularly if they’re in business. In business, success … Continue Reading →