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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Jeff Hanson-Escape to Bermuda

Jeff Hanson – A Better World One Painting at a Time

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller Every act of kindness helps create kinder communities, more compassionate nations and a better world for all … even one painting at a time.  Jeffrey Hanson Jeffrey Owen Hanson is a celebrity in philanthropy circles. By his 20th birthday in 2013 he had generated $1 million for various charities from the sale […]

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Dr Temple Grandin

Autistic: Differently Abled With Gifts to Contribute

On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable. (1 Corinthians 12:22) Children labeled autistic don’t fit the mold of what peers and society considers ‘normal.’ Other children often ridicule, bully, and isolate them because they are  ‘different.’  Yet these children often possess unique skills. They make significant contributions to society when encouraged and nurtured. Such people sometimes exhibit an extreme fixation on one thing, to the exclusion of […]

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Elaine Scott

My Writing Story – Houston Author Elaine Scott

I met Elaine Scott through my husband. They both teach Adult Sunday School classes at church. Elaine is a well-established professional author with over thirty traditionally published books to her credit. Her story demonstrates how becoming a successful author is often a combination of talent, persistence, and serendipitous opportunities. How did you get started in writing?  I was a full time homemaker, raising two young daughters. When I was young (in the 50’s) women had […]

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Russ Smith - Author

My Writing Story – Russ Smith

I met Russ on the Queen Mary 2 crossing from England to New York City. I attended the workshop he did on authoring and self-publishing. It was the perfect setting to talk about his murder mystery set on a cruise ship. You Become a Writer by Writing “Just sit down and start writing,” is what author and lecturer Russ Smith tells people when they ask how to get started as an author. “Think about what […]

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