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Founding Wisdom

As we begin our day, it seems fruitful to turn to our Founding Fathers for wise and inspiring words and guidance: “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it … Continue reading

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Taking Time

“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”    Plautus (c. 254-184 B.C.), playwright “Take time for all things. Great haste makes great waste.”    Benjamin Franklin Fascinating how the mind works. I was actually planning a different post today, … Continue reading

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Hastening Slowly

“Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.” Benjamin Franklin Ben must have been reading my mind. Right now I’m wrapping up a project and I’m very tempted to rush through to the end of it. I’ve set a … Continue reading

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Helping Hands

Back in the days when he was an ambitious young printer eager to get ahead, Ben Franklin masterminded and launched what’s reputed to be America’s first lending library in his hometown of Philadelphia. Libraries have come a long way since … Continue reading

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