Friday, November 21, 2008

To Believe Milan - 5 Year Old Girl Basketball Star- Basketball Training Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), [German Poet and Dramatist] One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety- nine who have only interest. ~ John Stuart Mill [Philosopher] copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. We are born with an innate wisdom. Each step we take helps us to grow wiser, or more full of woe. The information we acquire often gives birth to anguish. Too much elucidation is never enough. As an infant, we yearn to learn. Babies gaze, grasp, and get what they desire. No harm comes to one who cannot move beyond, thus, thrives, in a protected environment. Those fresh from the delivery room do not harbor expectations. Few are placed upon them. Existence, for the newborn, is a game of anticipation. There are no rules, no regulations, and initially no reprimands. The littlest children believe and thus, they achieve. As the babes develop, they explore beyond a crib. Tots crawl. They climb into this or that. A drawer prompts a dive. A pool promises a plunge. When a small one wanders, a caregiver knows not where a tiny youngster will go. Parents begin to place barriers in the child's way, more are situated into the young one's mind. Cries of caution come from elders. "No!" Mom might say. "Do not do that," Dad declares. "How could you?" sister may scorn. "Stop it!" the older son spurns. Babysitters bark. Guardians disapprovingly grunt. The smaller sweet soul shrinks back. He or she begins to understand knowledge is not power. It is not good to grow the gray matter. The more you recognize, the...
Oh [Ed] Henry! Obama Holds 3rd Press Conference on Economic Recovery Plans copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Oh Henry! For some the words may evoke thoughts of tasty fudge, peanuts, and caramel candy. Others might be reminded of the famed American author, O. Henry. The statement may stir an apocryphal debate. Did the writer's work inspire the confection creator to call his chocolate bar "Oh Henry!" or did the strange name originate closer to home. Inventor of the sugary food, Tom Henry, may know for sure. However, while I trust thetale would fascinate many, on this occasion the use of exclamation is not meant to speak to sweets. I wish to offer my thanks to Cable News Network'sEd Henry. Minutes ago, in a Press Conference held in Chicago with President Elect Barack Obama, Correspondent Ed Henry asked the soon-to-be inaugurated change candidate what many Americans, or at least I desire to address. I paraphrase since the transcripts are not yet available. Mister Henry posed, 'Countless announced Cabinet appointees seem to be persons from Clinton Administration. What happened to the change we can believe in?' I thank you Ed Henry. You give me a glimmer of hope. Perchance, your courage will be the change I, or Americans, can have faith in. For too long, I have been troubled. Others have also expressed a distress. Sam Donaldson, I recall, spoke of his perceptions post the Reagan Revolution. I remember Commentator Donaldson's account of the earlier 1980 transition. Seven years later, after much experience with the esteemed Administration, the seasoned Reporter, in his book, Hold On, Mister President, recounted his familiarity with a Executive Office, which by design was inaccessible. Mister Donaldson penned words that warned of what has become the norm today. In 1981, and for the decades that followed Presidents have played...

A being that believes . . . "thinking is the best way to travel!" [Mike Pinder, Moody Blues]

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