Tags » Benjamin Franklin

My Day and Mr. Franklin's

I wanted to do the exercise below for a long time but I did not have the motivation to do so. With the help of the… 325 more words



Today I am celebrating the birthday of Franz Mesmer who was born on this day in 1734, in a German village on the shore of Lake Constance with the lovely name of Iznang. 887 more words

Brilliant Europeans

The Invention of the Bifocal

Today on, “Days to Remember,” we celebrate how on May 23rd 1785, Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals.

I wear bifocals but I didn’t know it was invented in 1785, did you? 631 more words

Famous Sayings: #11 — ‘People in Glass Houses…’

May 22, 2016

“People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

A got a late start to this post, as I was working on one I have scheduled tomorrow.

1,056 more words
Featured Posts

Day 40 - The Whistle

The Whistle
A letter written by Benjamin Franklin

I received my dear friend’s two letters, one for Wednesday and one for Saturday.         This is again Wednesday.   820 more words

18th Century

Learning From Japan

By George P. Brockway, originally published May 4, 1998

THE ECONOMICS profession and the military are similar in many ways, but they differ in one important respect. 1,917 more words

The Dismal Science

Benjamin Franklin's Epitaph

Before Benjamin Franklin died he suggested this Epitaph for himself:

” The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer,
(Like the cover of an old book,
Its contents worn out, 168 more words