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Like anything, it takes a while to get good at anything (…unless your name is Messi)

I have been writing and blogging now for some ten years on various sites, this site being the latest one and I find, the more I write, the easier it is to write. 324 more words

Testing

SOLD: That Splendid 19th Century Fire Company Hat Commands $18,750 at Freeman's

Update: The Franklin Fire Company parade hat sold for $18,750.

What you see: A painted and decorated leather and felt parade hat for the Franklin Fire Company, a volunteer fire-fighting company which was active in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 439 more words

Collectibles

Someone Arabick'd my rent

Don’t know why, but when I got my monthly rent mony from the credit union, three of the bills had some Arabic on it: 65 more words

Ephemera

Do Better, Be Better

“Well done is better than well said” – Benjamin Franklin

While I was on Twitter I caught a tweet that featured this quote and it made me reflect on changes I’ve made in my life. 378 more words

Advice

Meet "The Ingenious Mr. Peale"

As a young man in Maryland, Charles Willson Peale felt he could do just about anything. Evidently, he was correct.

Today, he’s known mostly for more than 1,100 paintings of Revolutionary War colleagues and notables he created. 533 more words

Benjamin Franklin

The important lessons: Sundays are the new Mondays

This week’s non-fiction book of the week is The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork, by Katrina Onstad. 195 more words

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The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy

by Benjamin Franklin

Speech given during the Constitutional Convention

1787

It is with reluctance that I rise to express a disapprobation of any one article of the plan for which we are so much obliged to the honorable gentlemen who laid it before us. 1,386 more words

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