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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Key

Andrew Carnegie insisted men be agreeable and harmonious in conduct.
The importance of a pleasing personality is stressed because it is a factor that enables one to render service in the proper spirit.
If one has a personality which pleases, and renders service in a spirit of harmony, these assets often make up for deficiencies in both the quality and quantity of service one renders.
Nothing, however, can be successfully substituted for pleasing conduct.
~Napoleon Hill

Monday, October 24, 2011

Where To Go To Get The Big Ideas

1 Demo

2 Global Entrepreneurship Week

3 Milken Institute Global Conference

4 Opportunity Green

5 South By Southwest

6 Ted Leadership Conference

7 Tiecon


9 Web 2.0 Summit

10 World Economic Forum

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pop Culture

Listening to a popular radio station here in Atlanta, mostly hip-hop based, I understand the degradation of our children's standards in themselves and society.
Every other word I heard was a profanity, or the "N" word or some disgusting reference to violence or women or drugs.
It is not cool to break the law or treat young women as sex objects and curse.
I yearn for the days when positive standards of respecting ourselves first so that we can respect others  returns as "cool" and it becomes totally "uncool" to curse, refer to young ladies as "b*tches" or strong black youth as "N*".
I commit to bringing about positive change in our world
anything less is unacceptable.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What We Need

We do not need more material development
we need more spiritual development
We do not need more intellectual power
we need more moral power
We do not need more knowledge
we need more character
We do not need more government
we need more culture
We do not need more law
we need more spirituality
We do not need more of the things that are seen
we need more of the things that are unseen

President Calvin Coolidge

Thursday, October 13, 2011

There Are Other Paths Besides College

The School of Life

Richard Branson was a dropout at 16
He's worth 6.8 billion

Carl Lindner was a highschool dropout
He bought United Fruit (Now Chiquita Brand)
He's worth 1.7 billion

Francois Pinault quit highschool
He's the third richest man in France
He owns Gucci and Christie's Auctioneers, Samsonite, and Puma
He's worth 8.7 billion

Kirk Kerkorian was another highschool dropout in 8th grade
He's a mega-resort tycoon worth 3.1 billion

Amancio Ortega quit school at 14
He owns Indetex Zara and Mossimo Dutti
He's the richest man in Spain and worth 31 billion


I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure
unless built upon truth and justice.
Therefore, I will engage in no transaction
which does not benefit all whom it affects.
I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces
I wish to use and the cooperation of other people.
I will induce others to serve me
because of my willingness to serve others.
I will eliminate hatred, envy,
jealousy, selfishness and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity
because I know that a negative attitude
towards others can never bring me success.
I will cause others to believe in me,
because I will believe in them and in myself.

Napoleon Hill

The Greatest Thing On Earth

What is the greatest thing on earth?

The master called it love
not man made rules, criticism, bitterness, slander or political "marriages"
but love.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Buttonwood Gathering


What Congress Should Remember

"Let this happy day give birth to an American Republic.
Let her arise not to devastate and to conquer,
but to re-establish the reign of peace and of law.
The eyes of Europe are fixed upon us.
She demands of us a living example of freedom
that may exhibit a contrast, in the felicity of the citizen,
to the ever increasing tyranny."
                                                                       Continental Congress
                                                                        Richard Henry Lee

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Real Joys of Life

The grasp of a child's hand in my own
the flavor of an apple
the embrace of a friend or lover
the touch of a man's hand
the sunlight on rock and leaves
the feel of music
the bark of a tree
the abrasion of granite and sand
the plunge of clear water into a pool
the face of the wind

The Role of Judges Under the US Constitution

A must watch for anyone interested in US Constitutional law
(click on webcast to watch)
Senate Judiciary Hearing~Hart Bldg 10-5-11

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's about Kayley Anthony not Casey

I watched a video of Casey Anthony watching the horrifying breaking news of the recovery of her 2 year old daughter's remains. She appeared to be weeping unconsolably. I believe she was reminded of how guilty she felt-nothing more than self-realization of the horrible act she had commited.
There will be no rest for her.
She will live with Kayley's memory every day for the rest of her life.

I am a mother of two teenagers.
There wasn't one moment when I didn't check on them or peek around the corner to make sure they were alright-especially at the tender age of 2.
I remember days spent following them without thier knowledge just for a little piece of mind.
Brittany and Cody were raised in a small New England town and we all watched out for one another and especially the children.
Especially the "little ones".

Reading a newspaper

Reading newspapers are serendipity to me-the black ink on newsprint-the chance of being informed of some delicious turn of events, delighted by some aspect of civilization or perhaps an appreciation of an unknown person or group.
I love the chance to learn and be surprised when I turn the page.