Category Archives: The Thought for the Day – 2018

The Thought for the Day/Gustave Flaubert

Talent is nothing but long patience. Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was a French novelist, known as a writer who avoided cliches, preferring to take whatever time was necessary to find the exact word he was looking for. This didn’t … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/John C Miller, on Alexander Hamilton

…his life seemed to prove that the valorous were the favorites of fortune. He was simply inviting the [Constitutional] Convention to do what he had done repeatedly – to aim as high as possible and to strain every nerve to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/John C Miller on Alexander Hamilton

It is undeniable, however, that despite the suddenness of his advent, he had been long preparing for this emergence. John C Miller Alexander Hamilton: Profile in Paradox John Chester Miller (1907-1991) was an American historian and writer, focusing mainly on … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Miles Unger, on Michelangelo

His images are unforgettable because he was conceiving new forms and discovering new meanings, not just dutifully illustrating a predetermined text. He works by instinct…his independence of mind opening up new possibilities. Miles Unger Michelangelo: A Life In Six Masterpieces … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Tom Brady

Time to be great. Tom Brady Tom Brady is a professional football player, a quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. By any measure, Brady is one of the very best ever at what he does … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Garrison Keillor

“We are going to sing so that they will remember this for the rest of their lives. There is no other reason to do it, folks, none.” Garrison Keillor Love Me One thing that some readers of this feature point … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Robert B Parker

I’ve been alone a lot in my life, and I’ve never tired of it. Robert B Parker   Playmates We’ve long been fans of mystery stories, from the Hardy Boys to Nero Wolfe to the dean of Baker Street Sherlock … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Chesty Puller

These poor bastards. They’ve got us right where we want ‘em. We can shoot in every direction now. Chesty Puller From Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller by Burke Davis Lewis ‘Chesty’ Puller (1898-1971) was an American Marine, one of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Sunday, September 9

He decided, as usual, that it was wisest that he mind his own business… Alex Haley Roots: The Saga of an American Family Roots: The Saga of an American Family remains one of the finest books we have ever read. Some, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day/Joseph Wambaugh

…(he) started getting a tension headache, like the one on television. Joseph Wambaugh Lines and Shadows Joseph Wambaugh is an American writer specializing in books, both fictional and non-fictional, about police work in the United States. He is originally from … Continue reading

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