Friday, March 24, 2023

Good Citizenship


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President of the United States, serving from 1901 to 1909. He was a larger-than-life figure known for his energetic and adventurous spirit, as well as his progressive policies and conservation efforts.

Before becoming President, Roosevelt was a prolific author and historian, as well as a rancher, explorer, and soldier. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President William McKinley, and became President in 1901 after McKinley's assassination.

As President, Roosevelt championed progressive reforms such as the Pure Food and Drug Act, the Meat Inspection Act, and the establishment of the National Parks System. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to mediate the Russo-Japanese War.

After leaving office, Roosevelt continued to be an active and influential figure, founding the Progressive Party and running for President again in 1912. He also led an expedition to explore the Amazon rainforest and wrote several books on his experiences.

In this quote, Roosevelt shares what is the goal of a good citizen.

“After all, the very highest and most fundamental work of good citizenship is to leave the next generation in right shape.” 

Theodore Roosevelt
Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Frisch, 24 JUL 1911.

Think about that today.

Are we leaving the next generation in right shape?

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Bold Telescopes

Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was an influential scientist, theologian and philosopher. His pioneering research in chemistry and physics laid the foundation for modern scientific thought and he is considered one of the founders of modern chemistry. Boyle shares what he thought as he used the tools of scientific discovery.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Thinking is Uncomfortable

Words Worth Thinking About “Human beings never think for themselves; they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told - and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” Michael Crichton Free Newsletter -

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Ep 12 "Hawk Hill"

I was on my way. Loaded into a Huey helicopter, I was flown to a nearby Fire Support Base called Hawk Hill. 

I thought this was going to be my new home but I was wrong. 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Tip 2 - Who is Number One?

In our society today we have been taught to take care of Number One. Number One being … well, ourselves. No one should be allowed to say someone else is better than me … especially if they are better than me, because that would make me feel bad. No one should be allowed to say that I’m not good enough just because … I’m not good enough. That would also make me feel bad. No one should be allowed to stop following me on social media because … that really makes me feel bad. Why? Because I am Number One.