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Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

An unbelievably grandiose and glorious tune!

Highlighted: 17/05/12

Post created: 01/08/12

Persistence is stronger than failure

Abraham Lincoln is acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents. Here is a brief summary of his career:

Failed in business: 1831

Defeated for legislature: 1832

Failed in business again: 1833

Elected to legislature: 1834

Sweetheart died: 1835

Had nervous breakdown: 1836

Defeated for speaker: 1836

Defeated for elector: 1840

Defeated for congressional nomination: 1843

Elected to Congress: 1846

Defeated for Congress: 1848

Defeated for Senate: 1855

Defeated for Vice President: 1856

Defeated for Senate: 1859

Elected President of the U.S.: 1860

The model Mr. Lincoln gave us with his persistence is one we can remember in the face of our own setbacks. And what is most wondrous of all is that persistence is a quality that we ourselves control. You, and only you, can decide whether you will stay the course.

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Excerpt from Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court, by John Wooden with Steve Jamison

Spotted: 23/08/12

By Tracy Emin.

Spotted: 23/05/12

This image, taken on March 6, 1969, shows the Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules docked with the Lunar Module. Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott stands in the open hatch of the Command Module, nicknamed “Gumdrop,” docked to the Lunar Module “Spider” in Earth orbit. His crewmate Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot, took this photograph from the porch of the lunar module. Inside the lunar module was Apollo 9 commander Jim McDivitt. The crew tested the orbital rendezvous and docking procedures that made the lunar landings possible.

Image and caption: NASA

Post created: 01/05/12

Gruffalo! Drawn by Axel Scheffler.

Post created: 22/05/12

Queen - One Vision, live at Wembley in 1986

Post created: 01/05/12

The space shuttle Enterprise in the Big Apple

Image credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Post created: 29/04/12

RIP Neil Armstrong.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI, via Wired

Post created: 26/08/12

"I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you’re not in this world to live up to mine."

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Bruce Lee

Post created: 01/08/12