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Ask I See It: Quotation of the Week-7/16/18-Sir Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal.It is the courage to continue that counts.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Prime Minister, soldier, statesman, author, artist, historian, Nobel Prize Laureate

As I See It: Quotation of the Week: 7/1/18 John F. Kennedy

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) American Politician, Author, Naval Officer, United States Congressman, Senator, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Thirty-Fifth President of the United States, Iconoclast.

What So Proudly We Hail

With independence Day this Wednesday and in the spirit of July 4th and in the spirit of America, I thought this week’s closing thoughts should recognize some interesting facts about the holiday and our founding fathers who placed their lives on the line to establish our country. Here’s to all who have sacrificed their lives for freedom. July 2, 1776, was actually the day that independence was declared from Great Britain, as part of a resolution passed by Congress on that … Continue reading

As I See It Quotation of the Week 6/25/18 – James Russell Lowell

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.” James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American Poet, Critic, Editor, Educator, Diplomat, Iconoclast

As I See It: Quotation of the Week 6/18/18 – Margaret Thatcher

“Don’t follow the crowd. Let the Crowd follow you.” Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) British scientist, chemist, attorney, stateswoman, author, Prime Minister, iconoclast.

Remembering the Hero of D-Day

Two weeks ago marked the 74th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles of World War II. On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France began at Normandy as D-Day and the courage of more than 160,000 young men who landed on the beaches by sea and air turned the tide of the war and liberated the German-held country. More than 9,000 Americans lost their lives in the battle, and the courage of so many of forgotten today … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week 6/11/18 – Robert F. Kennedy

‎”Only Those Who Dare to Fail Greatly Can Ever Achieve Greatly.” Robert Kennedy (1925-1968) American politician, Naval Officer, US Attorney General, Senator, author. iconoclast

A Tiny Ripple of Hope and a Life Transformed

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance” – Robert Francis Kennedy Once I was asked during an interview, “What one book changed your way of thinking?” I find … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week: 6/4/18 – J R R Tolkien

‎“Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere..” J R R Tolkien (1892-1973) British author. poet, educator, soldier, philologist, theologian, creator of Middle Earth, iconoclast

A Bit of Sunshine Comes Through Dark Storm Clouds

“Rain can ruin your weekend or it can save your life-it just depends on who and where you are.” Joseph Goetz Last week western North Carolina received torrential rains and flooding that caused a great deal of damage that effected thousands of families in our community. As bad as it was there is at least one story that brought a bit of “sunshine” through the dark clouds. For anyone that has ever created, worked on, or volunteered for a golf … Continue reading