Think Global, Shop Local At Bean’s Café

Celia Moore, the owner of Beans Café, one of my favorite places to hang out to write, was featured in a front cover story in our local Energy Corridor Living magazine. I wrote Celia Moore to congratulate her and inquire about writing a blog about her as part of my blog’s overall purpose to promote people, programs and programs that do something useful for society. In response, she sent me her thoughts about the future […]

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disaster response

Hope Abounds in Disaster Zones

Hope abounds in disaster zones. You have to look beyond the mountains of rubble, but it’s been there in abundance in very disaster zone I’ve been in. Many times I’ve seen people give generously and make enormous sacrifices to render help after a natural disaster. We still have people helping in Houston where Harvey hit two years ago. Volunteers are at work hard in Puerto Rico where Maria hit only weeks later. People are now […]

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Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow – Pilgrim Diplomat

Edward Winslow, born in England on October 18,1595, was the first born of five sons in a fairly well-to-do family. His father, Edward, worked in salt production. In 1613, at age seventeen, Winslow began an apprenticeship in a Stationers Company in London. However, before completing the apprenticeship, he moved to Holland – in 1617. Known as a printer from London, he joined the community of religious refugees living in Leiden. There he helped William Brewster […]

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William Bradford

Plymouth Plantation William Bradford

Plymouth Plantation William Bradford had a rough start in life. He proves a person can experience multiple tragedies and challenges and yet grow up to live a long and productive life. Born in 1590 in Austerfield, a small farming community in Northern England, his father died when he was a toddler. His family then lived with his grandfather, until his grandfather died when he was six; his mother when he was seven. With no parents […]

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Thomas A. Edison

Thomas A. Edison – School Drop to Creative Genius

One reason I am so drawn to the biography of Thomas A. Edison is that his story begins in my home state of Ohio. Becoming an inventor was in his DNA.  His great-grandfather, John Edison, was an inventor in the early 1700’s in New Jersey. Having sided with the Loyalists in the Revolutionary War, John Edison was imprisoned and faced execution until prominent Whig leader saved him from that fate. Edison’s great-grandfather’s land was confiscated […]

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