or Not To Be,
That is the question. Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to?
‘Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished.
So why does she go on? Continue reading Going where others fear to tread
Diamonds are hardest natural material known to man.
She has got some diamonds in her collection, but it is the other diamond that she attained by strength of character that is most important to her country — and her dominions.
Yes, The Diamond Jubilee is a Commonwealth’s best friend. For her Rock-of-Gibraltar Temperament gave her Commonwealth the stability, the measured patience, and the peace to prosper.
Continue reading Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Oprah interviewing her on OWN.
They appeared quite different one black, one white; one a quiet small town guy and the other an urbanite with a big smile.
But, they had a common obsession.
And a common Temperament: Artisan.
They were competitive. Very competitive — actually they both wanted to be the best, period.
Continue reading That Deep Bond of Rivals
Nerds, mathematicians, lovers of all things circular today celebrate Pi Day, the day that honors π, one of the world’s most mysterious inspiring infinite mathematical constants. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 at 1:59:26 p.m., the date and time which corresponds to the first eight digits of π, or 3.1415926. π . It, March 14th is, also, the birth day of a German physicist. Those nerds like to think that they might figure out some of those mysteries, like that guy who’s birthday is March 14th, 1879.
By the way, if you don’t remember π can be approximated, but never represented by anything finite, by:
For it’s a transcendental number.
Continue reading Pi Day and oh, That Icon
Walt always got in hot water with his dealings with business partners. He wasn’t really a businessman. In fact, he had left Kansas City, Missouri, with his first business, Laugh-O-Gram, bankrupt. Walt had headed for California, to start again.
Many individuals and companies came to Hollywood, California in the 1920’s because of cheap land and open opportunities.
Continue reading The Disney Dyad
She is an Advocate.
Latin: Ad- voc -ate (add by giving voice)
And she has a Voice. What a Voice, to sing with. To speak out with too.
And she did.
And she has been doing for it more than half of a century.
Continue reading The Voice
We all know him.
Oh, maybe not by his face. Or even his real name. But we know him.
By his work.
Around the world. All us kids. You remember his stories. And his rhymes. His times. His rhymes. His times.
Continue reading Dr Whoooo?
“We always have to ask ourselves whether the level of risk is worth the story. What is bravery, and what is bravado?”
“My answer then, and now, was that it is worth it.”
She did know the risk.
And she still took the risk.
Finally lost this time — and she was the story. The story was..
Continue reading Bravery and Bravado?
Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills — Arthur Schopenhauer
She stood before the Parliament and said “No, no, no.”
It wasn’t going to happen on her watch. And it didn’t.
With the Euro in crisis today, no doubt her long time critics are keeping their mouth shut on that subject. She has been proven right, but no doubt her numerous critics on both sides of the aisle won’t give her credit on that, except they had to acknowledge that she had an Iron Will.
Yes, the Iron Lady. And many didn’t mean it as a complimentary sobriquet.
Continue reading Iron Will