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Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said many wonderful things before his life was cut short, this has always been my favorite quote of his: Since my mid-teens, I have always done my best to base my judgment of people upon their character and I have always found that it is a much more reliable […]

First Man On The Moon

Monday , 20, July 2015 Comments Off on First Man On The Moon

It was on this date 46 years ago, July 20, 1969, that Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)  became the first man to step foot on the moon. I joined an estimated half a billion people around the world as I watched him take that first step off the lunar module onto the moon’s surface at approximately 11:00 […]

It was on this date in 1963, around 12:30 pm Central Time, that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. It is one of those days in life that, if you were old enough to remember, you recall with startling clarity. I was 8 years old and I […]

More Is Not Always Better – The Gettysburg Address

Wednesday , 19, November 2014 Comments Off on More Is Not Always Better – The Gettysburg Address

It was on this date in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln, speaking at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, delivered the Gettysburg Address. It was around noon that day when a crowd of some 15,000 gathered on a hill that overlooked the battlefield where a scant four and half months earlier […]

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