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If You Want Something Done, Ask A Busy Person

Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
-Benjamin Franklin-

I haven’t always followed the advice of Dr Franklin.

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Personal Development

Saturday soapbox

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. 12 more words

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Toxophilia:  Benjamin Franklin and the Longbow [1776 CE]

In 1776 Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to General Charles Lee recommending the use of pikes and bows and arrows by the American revolutionary troops. Franklin noted that bows and arrows “were good weapons, not wisely laid aside.”  The Native American forces of King Phillip’s War , who treasured their firearms, might have differed.  570 more words

'Silver'

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”

― Benjamin Franklin
Quotes

Red Jacket & Religion

Red Jacket & Religion

By Sarah Becker ©2016

In 1754, during the French and Indian War, Benjamin Franklin presented his Plan of the Union to seven colonies at a meeting in Albany, New York. 1,170 more words

History

Baby Boomers and Generation X owe the Millennials an Apology

Not long ago I was talking to a Millennial friend of mine who was bemoaning his inability to get to work on time.

“I need to get you a copy of Poor Richard’s Almanack,” I laughed. 462 more words

Politics