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2016 Olympics and Michael Phelps: "Live Your Passion!"

As the 2016 Olympics drew to a close yesterday, I’m sure all of us who participated—even if it was only marveling over the achievements of the contestants—were inspired by some of the exciting events we witnessed. 607 more words

Encouragements For Living


I’ve heard it said a few times that you learn a lot from biographies. I’ve come to discover that these accounts often hold a lot of truth and reality; especially those that are written after the death of the subject, and autobiographies written in one’s old age. 250 more words

Life Lessons

Review of "Eleanor and Franklin" by Joseph Lash

Eleanor and Franklin” by Joseph P. Lash was published in 1971 and earned the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Lash was a radical political activist but grew disillusioned with communism and later became a journalist and author. 519 more words


The Mafia Hitman's Daughter-Linda Scarpa with Linda Rosencranci

Brooklyn, New York is one of the most famous places in the world. The place where I was born and currently call home, has seen a rise in gentrification and an explosion in renovation and construction which has turned the borough once called the home of the coffin into a thriving metropolis attracting people from all over the world.  837 more words


A Tribute to Women in Science

Women in Science – 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofky (Ten Speed Press, 2016) is a book that is so beautifully illustrated you will have to read it multiple times to see all of the intricate details.   425 more words

Reading & Books

Wesley Richardson (1861-1946)

I added a new page on Wesley Richardson, who was a dentist. He lived at 1938 Beach Avenue from 1907 to 1909. 26 more words