That Winning Attitude
I’ve read that Einstein was unable to speak until he was four-years-old, and that he did not read until he was seven.
Beethoven’s music teacher said about him, “As a composer he is...
A little seed lay on the ground,
And soon began to sprout.
“Now, which of all the flow’rs around,”
It mused, “shall I come out?
The lily’s face is fair and proud, but a trifle cold.
God Values Us Even When We Are Imperfect
Perhaps no composer captured the musical heart and soul of America as did Irving Berlin. He wrote God Bless America, Easter Parade, and White Christmas, which still...
“He Is Sleeping, Mr. President”
John Kenneth Galbraith, in his autobiography, A Life in Our Times, illustrates the devotion of Emily Gloria Wilson, his family’s housekeeper:
It had been a wearying day, and I asked Emily...
The Best is Yet to Be
At Columbia University, John Erskine was considered one of their greatest teachers ever.
He was a true “Renaissance man”—author of sixty books, accomplished concert pianist, head of the Julliard School...
Pushing Past Failure
Sparky didn’t have much going for him. He failed every subject in the eighth grade, and in high school, he flunked Latin, algebra, English, and physics. He made the golf team but...