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16 January 2018

How to Design Smart Toys for Creative Kids (So They Will Grow Into Creative Adults)

"According to over 1,500 CEOs worldwide, the number one skill a future leader needs to have is creativity." But test scores reflected via standardized testing methods and procedure indicate that creative thinking has decreased significantly among K- 3rd graders, especially in the USA. 



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MY OBSERVATION? 
Not a professional educator, so don't know if the results are a reflection on inadequate teaching methods or testing processes. But do know that toys and games are proven educational tools and fun!
Electric Questioner, electric learning toy, in...
Electric Questioner, electric learning toy, invented 1928, newer horizontal version for younger kids. Find right answer on the right, then light is lit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)















28 October 2017

US History: Presidential Trivia: Teddy Called Them Muckrakers

The term "muckraker" was used by America's 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. 

In the United States, muckrakers was the name for writers whose aim was expose corruption: i.e. to search for and expose misconduct in public life.


In chronological order:  
  • 1908 - Ray Stannard Baker "Following the Color Line" written to expose racial discrimination.  

Worthy of honorable mention: 
  • Ida Minvera Tarbell (1857 - 1944), U.S. journalist, known for "muckraking" exposĂ©s of political and corporate corruption; also a biographer, notably of Abraham Lincoln; and the only lady in the bunch!

Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker"...
Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker" author. 
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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More Presidential Trivia:

  • American presidents, (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, were Nobel Prize winners. 1906, Roosevelt received the award for being a mediator and arbitrating an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict; there was a dispute over +Manchuria and +Korea. Wilson received the prize in 1919, for establishing the League of Nations after World War I (1914 - 1918).


  • The "teddy bear" is named after Roosevelt's nickname Teddy because he went hunting and didn't want to shoot a baby cub.  Many people think a teddy bear with roses is an irresistible gift for Valentines Day?  



  • Kindle eBooks - Biographies & Memoirs of Presidents & Heads of State






    04 September 2017

    Quotes and Notes : Philosophy : 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 have 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 with a teacher from the Far East:

    "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.


    To practice 5 things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue: gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.  ~ Confucius

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



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





    19 August 2017

    Americans Love Their Firsts (Republish to Remind and Refocus US)

    We Americans love our “firsts”. When Obama was elected, it was said and is still being said and will continue to be said, he is “the first African-American” to hold the highest office in the land!! Toot! Toot!!!

    What do you expect from US? We're still a baby country experiencing our “first steps” in many ways. When a baby takes his or her first steps doesn't everybody applaud the monumental achievement and encourage the little one to keep on going forward?? So let US blow our horn!





    George Washington was, of course, our 1st POTUS.

    Abraham Lincoln was our 1st Republican POTUS.
    - Sadly he was also our 1st POTUS to be assassinated.

    Andrew Johnson was the 1st POTUS to be impeached, but he was not removed from office (narrowly escaped).

    Ulysses S. Grant was the 1st American since George Washington to hold the rank of full general.
    - He was also the 1st to publish his “Personal Memoirs”.

    Theodore Roosevelt was the 1st to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 1st (and only) POTUS to serve 3 terms.

    John F. Kennedy was the 1st Roman Catholic ever elected as President.

    Lyndon Johnson was the 1st to nominate an African-American (Thurgood Marshall) for the Supreme Court.

    Richard Nixon was the 1st of our country's leaders to be impeached who had to go home!

    Ronald Reagan was the 1st POTUS to appoint a woman (Sandra Day O'Connor) to the Supreme Court.
    - By God's grace, he was also the first to survive an assassination attempt by John W. Hinckley, Jr.


    So there you have just a few remarkable “first moments” in the history of the United States of America.



    * (Just an aside trivia note: Ronald Reagan and Bob Marley share the same birth date, February 6th. Marley died in 1981, the same year as the failed attempt on Reagan's life.)


    Image credit: Public domain.

    * * More Interesting Trivia: * *
    - In 1872, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States.
    - 100 years late in 1972, Shirley Chisolm was the first black woman to run for President.


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    Original Post, Feb 22, 2014 at TreasurePen


    31 July 2017

    Leadership By Virtue: The Economy and a ‘cultural noise in the background ... (Reblog)

    The word "economy" can be traced back to the Greek word "oikonomos" meaning ‘one who manages a household.’ ... : Leadership By Virtue: The Economy and a ‘cultural noise in the background

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    Image credit: © 2014 National Days : East Meets West Day



    Jaro Berce's blog, Leadership By Virtue, is a blog about his book by that name.  Just recently started following it and picked up on this because it was listed as one of the “Popular Posts”. Indeed discussing the economy is always “popular”. ☺  Those so-called “discussions” can be downright ruthless sometimes. We're talking serious kung fu fighting! Yet and still, in my opinion, gaining even an introductory or elementary knowledge and understanding of economics has its value. 

    It's also interesting to note how West meets East, i.e. how westerners make application of eastern philosophy and principles. 


    The I Ching or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life's Turning Points












    29 July 2017

    Footsteps of Jesus? (And the Sea of Galilee)

    Most people know that Nazareth is the hometown of Jesus.  Most Christians have read the account in the gospel of the moment in time when Jesus publicly announced that He was the Messiah.  (Luke 4: 21)



    ARTICLE EXCERPT:  “Jesus grew up in Nazareth. He studied and prayed in a synagogue, the ruins of which are believed to lie beneath a church built by the Crusaders in the 12th Century and that is known as The Synagogue Church.”


    No doubt a visit to this historic place is a numbered item on the bucket list for many believers.  For me, this wonderful article by a fellow freelance writer and friend, Sheri Oz, puts a wonderful spin on the phrase “footsteps of Jesus”.


    Jesus’ Synagogue Church in Nazareth, Israel

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    NOTE: Link previously shared in Jesus Christ Daily, a community on Google+.

    Since we’re on the subject of seeing places where Jesus walked, couldn’t resist sharing this amazing photograph.






    06 July 2017

    Washington Versus Jefferson - RE: French Revolutionary Wars

    The fourth of July was just celebrated a couple of days ago but this blog publisher is still on a “patriotic high”, so bear with me and lets continue taking a look back at America's beginnings.  



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    The French Revolution occurred between 1789 – 1799.
    • The French Revolutionary Wars occurred between 1792 – 1802, overlapping the French Revolution; and Revolutionary France fought two coalitions of European powers.
      • First coalition (organized in 1792) was comprised of Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Britain, Spain and the Netherlands.
      • Second coalition (organized 1798) included Britain, Russia, Austria, Naples, Portugal and Turkey.
    • Despite the opposition, Napoleon Bonaparte emerged as a military and political leader. From 1799 – 1804, he set himself up as a dictator; and in 1804, proclaimed himself emperor of France.

    Meanwhile ... 
     


    George Washington was serving as the first president of the United States from 1789 – 1797.  Washington maintained a neutral stance on the French Revolutionary Wars, not deeming them a national priority requiring U.S. involvement. 

    Thomas Jefferson opposed this stance and favored strong federal involvement in foreign affairs. It is likely Jefferson had more insight because he served as a minister to France during Washington's presidential term.  Perhaps the first POTUS should have deferred to his judgment.


    Who was right?

    Click here to participate in the poll.  
    Thank you in advance for your VOTE. 


    04 July 2017

    Happy Birthday America! - Remembering US (Pt 3)

    The Whigs, Free-Soilers and Know-Nothing political parties merged their ideals of freedom with others to create a new party that opposed slavery. Abraham Lincoln was a member of that “new” part and became the first Republican president. ...

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    Happy Birthday America! - Remembering US (Pt 2)

    “The holiday we now know as Presidents' Day which is celebrated the third Monday of February was at one time called George Washington’s Birthday. ...”

    Continue reading at:



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    19 May 2017

    People We Like to Quote: Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

    The Right Honourable  Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) KG OM CH TD PCc DL FRS RA,  was a military hero and British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.  ( Wikipedia )


    I take your point Sir Churchill.  Your reference to "hell" is a descriptive term, a figure of speech to describe an horrific ordeal that someone is enduring and they must stay strong, persevere and keep pushing forward in order to overcome.

    However, with regard to the real hellNobody goes through it.  If they end up there it's their final destination.  They can't escape and they can't turn back.  They can't complain that there was an error in their travel itinerary and that they had been dropped off at wrong place!  They can't even bribe whoever put them in there to let them back out.  For one thing, if they were rich, they were not able to bring their money with them.  Ask the Pharoahs or ask Paul.  Also, the living whom they left behind can't pay for them to get out of hell either through a convenient system of indulgences.  (Geez!  And you think insurance in America is a rip off!)

    Churchill quotes are food for thought.  

    If I were setting up my own personal private library, I would make sure to have at least one book on the shelf with his quotes. đź“•đź“•

    Mini BIO - Winston Churchill




    22 March 2017

    The JFK - James Bond Link (and Other Interesting Bond Trivia)

    Links of interest I discovered while researching to publish my article for HUBPages.com:

    My List of the Best James Bond Theme Songs



    An Aston Martin DB5 as seen in Goldfinger. Exp...
    An Aston Martin DB5 as seen in Goldfinger. 
    Expensive items are often part of a glamorous lifestyle.
    (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


    JFK's recommendation may have helped sell the James Bond books to America - Did you know that the late former President John F. Kennedy's endorsement of one of Ian Flemming's books promoted the popularity of James Bond films in the American market and helped propel 007 into becoming a worldwide phenomenon?

    James Bond books by Ian Fleming Info on the James Bond books by Ian Fleming, including 12 novels and 2 books of short stories.
    How James Bond and Steve Jobs changed our world - Economic Times By Bennett Voyles "...October marks two anniversaries that matter a lot to the tech world's collective unconscious: the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series, and the first anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. ..."
    The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum Octopussy (1983), one of seven Bond movies starring Roger Moore, remains the only one in the series to be filmed in India. Parts of it were shot in Rajasthan, with Vijay Amritraj playing a cameo. In the case of Skyfall, complications pertaining to securing permission to shoot on a running train on the Konkan Railway reportedly forced the crew to look elsewhere. The latest Bond movie was eventually filmed in Shanghai, Istanbul and the Scottish Highlands. ...
    The 10 Coolest Gadgets in 50 Years of James Bond For 50 years, James Bond has been the master of international intrigue and had some truly great gadgets along the way.
    'Skyfall' Star, Naomie Harris Talks New Role And Idris Elba Becoming The First Black Bond Having the opportunity to co-star beside a suave British intelligence agent such as James Bond, requires a lot of skill and technique. According to 36-year-old actress Naomie Harris, prepping for her starring role in, Skyfall, proved to be more strenuous than she originally expected.
    Facebook Fan Page: Idris Elba for James Bond. We Want Idris Elba for James Bond. As of Oct 2012 - over 20,000 likes; with almost 4,000 people talking about this.
    Biggest Bond Bloopers A collection of bloopers at moviemistakes.com. Highlights the biggest Bond bloopers from all 22 Bond movies (there are over 1,000 mistakes across the entire series!).



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    Irresistible Trivia About James Bond Novels

    Many people know a lot about Bond movies. What about the Bond books? Image credits:~ Ian Fleming's original sketch impression of James Bond. Wikipedia, Fair use~ First edition cover, conceived by Fleming. Wikipedia, Fair use ♦ ♦ ♦● "Casino Royale" was the first Bond book published in 1953.


    First published 11/3/14, 9:49 PM CST;


    Home and Garden Decorating Tips: Wishing Well in Your Own Backyard?

    The tradition of the wishing well started in Europe. Continue reading:  Wishing Well Traditions - Webnuggetz.com Home Sweet Hom...

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