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Book of the Week: Poor Charlie's Almanack

This week I read Poor Charlie’s Almanack, which details the wit and wisdom of Charles T. Munger, who is anything but poor. Most people know who Warren Buffett is, but I doubt most people know who is second-in-command is. 675 more words


December 19, 1732: The Nack and How To Get It

Filled with proverbs preaching positive virtues such as industry and prudence, Poor Richard’s Almanack debuted on this day in 1732 and was published yearly until 1757. 361 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 77

Today’s words come to us from Poor Richard’s Almanack (sort of an 18th century Good Housekeeping), written by Benjamin Franklin, using the pseudonym, Richard Saunders.   144 more words


Alamanc of Signs


I lifted the musty book from the shelf tenderly, my heart eager to turn its leaves. 952 more words

Ben Franklin

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"*...

It seems that in northern Siberia, the reindeer developed a taste for those colorful red and white mushrooms, fly agaric (amanita muscaria), and will eat them till they’re higher than a kite. 

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Diligence, Luck & Sweet CoCo's Almanac

As we prepare for our family trip to Boston this month, I tasked each child with preparing a timeline of historical events, people and cultural happenings of the area where we will be staying.  735 more words

Daily Encouragement

The Benjamin Franklin Diet

“A Full Belly is the Mother of all Evil,” Benjamin Franklin counselled the readers of his 1743 edition of Poor Richard’s Almanack. For some mysterious reason this aphorism hasn’t had the sticking power of some of the inventor’s more famous sayings, like “he who lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas,” or “fish and visitors stink in three days.”  Most of us are more inclined to see a full belly as one of life’s blessings. 1,136 more words