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02 November 2016

Celebrating the Genius of Einstein and #GR101

Started scanning a tweet stream this morning and found out that folks were celebrating the 101st anniversary of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.  Collecting quotes is my hobby and in particular, always like to read what Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) had to say.  Plucked this one from the Twitter feed.  It was shared by George Shiber.  (See embedded tweet below.)


https://twitter.com/GeorgeShiber/status/793608381613350912

Mr. Einstein died the year I was born.  It's not like we would have ever been best buds, but I fancy myself sometimes having a conversation with him.  Were we having a tête-à-tête, my response to his statement above would be:

"Not even a genius like you, Mr. Einstein, can comprehend all of God's thoughts. But if a fool would desire to understand just one of God's thoughts, they'd come out ahead.  (Wink. Wink.)"

Einstein always acknowledged The One Who gave him his brilliant mind.  That's what I most admired about him.


















Equation showing that mass and energy can be converted to one another.
Source:LiveScience

07 October 2016

The White House’s Pete Souza Has Shot Nearly 2M Photos of Obama, Here are 55 of His Favorites «TwistedSifter (Reblog)

Whether you liked President Obama or not, he's on his way out and another elected official will be stepping up to fill his shoes. That being said, I love a talented photographer and these photos are priceless. The ones I really like are all the pics of him with kids. My second set of faves are those with his wife. The White House photographer Pete Souza did a good job of preserving historical and precious moments.  :)










Similar Link of Interest:


"John F. Kennedy’s Personal Photographer Looks Back on the Kennedy Years." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 13 Nov. 2013. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.








15 July 2016

Quotes for Success: Building a Door

Denise Hadnott is a financial educator who makes extra effort to encourage women in business and provide advice for their success. Thank you Ms. Hadnott!!








21 January 2015

30 September 2014

Classic Movies and History

What do classic movies, Frank Capra, Maurice Chevalier, Ginger Rogers and Otto Preminger have in common? Each is part of an exceptional classic movie that illustrates history as part of their story. ...

{ Happy to reshare this tweet.  It gave me an excuse to use the glitter graphic below. :) }



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It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Movies on the Radio

( Narrated by: James Stewart, Frank Capra; Length: 28 mins)
* * Xmas tree via glitter-graphics.com

English: Screenshot of Jimmy Stewart and Donna...
English: Screenshot of Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in the American film It's a Wonderful Life (1946). The film lapsed into the public domain in the United States due to the failure of National Telefilm Associates, the last copyright owner, to renew. See film article for details. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



19 September 2014

#ScotlandDecides - The Vote is 'NO'

Scotland voted and decided against separating from the United Kingdom. I'm so excited, I'm beside myself. This isn't even my country but I feel like celebrating a victory.  It's a great day for Democracy!  Power to the People! ALE!  :)



21 June 2014

Confucius Wisdom and Quotes

According to the famous Roman orator and lawyer Cicero:

"There is nothing so absurd that it has not been said by some philosopher." (Yawn.)

The yawn may or may not been included when he made that comment. But Rome was loaded with philosophers and they had a habit of congregating on Mars Hill daily and just ... babbling. Meanwhile, on another part of planet earth ...

To contrast:

"3 methods to learn wisdom: by reflection, which is noblest; by imitation, which is easiest; and by experience, which is the bitterest."

Words of wisdom from one who probably lived his life as a simple common ordinary man, but who is today acknowledged by many around the world as one the world's most sensible common sense philosophers. When it comes to Confucianism, many would insist that Cicero's quote does not apply.


A brief bio-snapshot:

- Life span: About 70 years (c. 551 B.C - c. 479 B.C.)

- Born and buried in Chu-foo (or Qufu or Lu).

- Served as Public Administrator for 15 years (532 B.C. - 517 B.C.); afterward he studied and taught the Chinese classics, and spread his philosophy.

- His sayings were published posthumously as the "Analects of Confucius".

- The Prince of Lu consecrated his home as a temple, two years after he died.

Do You Admire the Wisdom of Confucius?

I do. In fact, we hang out together. We now follow each other on Twitter. :)

@ConfuciusPosts ( https://twitter.com/ConfuciusPosts )




Image credit: Confucius Statue in Bejing, China (Wikimedia Commons)



*** Original Post Feb 15, 2014 at TreasurePen.com.








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