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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was, in my opinion, one of the most interesting people in history. He was a true polymath and genius. His accomplishments in science, literature, foreign diplomacy, politics, music and a host of other fields are many. 170 more words


No one is going after statues of Thomas Jefferson or George Washington

President Trump is apparently horrified. He fears people are going to tear down statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because people want to remove monuments to the Confederacy (Motto: We make treason cool for 20th and 21st century nitwits). 985 more words


Life Advice

“Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned.  Be industrious and frugal and you will be rich.  Be sober and temperate and you will be healthy.  21 more words


Benjamin Franklin's Detestation of the Bald Eagle

By Ken Zurski

Thanks to the sight of its majestic flight, broad 8-foot wing span, and contrasting white head, the bald eagle became the symbol of America when it first appeared on the Great Seal adopted by Congress in 1782. 737 more words


Patience Truly is a Virtue

We have all heard the phrase “patience is a virtue”, usually said in casual, witty circumstances, but have we ever stopped to think about what that really means and what knowledge this simple statement may hold? 330 more words

August 13, 2017 - Personal Ramble Update

I say I’m going to be more active with my little slice of blog-dom whenever I take a long absence from it. “I’m going to blog every day,” I’ll say, or, “I’ll do set days with deadlines.” When there’s a great upset in my personal schedule blogging is put on the top of my list of things I think will give me more structure. 820 more words


Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin “If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.” http://ift.tt/2vZXT7K

Benjamin Franklin