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Thought of the week 1/19—1/23/2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

“The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.  Happiness is the goal of every other goal.”

Events of the Period —ca. 1962

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

POLITICS

*1960  John F. Kennedy is elected president of the United States.

*1961  The United Nations General Assembly condemns apartheid.

*1961  The Berlin Wall is constructed.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

*1960 The United States nuclear submarine Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the world.

*1960 Number of television sets in the world: 85 million in the United States; 10 million in Britain; 2 million in West Germany

*1961  Soviet Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth; Alan Shepard makes the first United States space flight.

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

*1960 Harper Lee writes To Kill a Mockingbird

*1961 The film West Side Story premieres.

*1961 World population: 660 million in China; 435 million in India; 209 million in the U.S.S.R.; 179 million in the United States; 66 million in Brazil.

 

Thought of the week 12/15–12/19/2014

Monday, December 15th, 2014

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.  Benjamin Disraeli

Thought of the week 12/08—12/12/2014

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Your friend is the man/woman who knows all about you and still likes you. Elwood Hubbard

Thought of the week 12/01—–12/05/2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths!” Mark Nepo

Thought of the week 11/24-11/28/2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014

If it’s true, if it’s beautiful, it’s honorable, if it is right, then CLAIM it. By Rob Bell

Thought of the week 11/17—11/21/2014

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

You receive from the world what you give to the world! Oprah

Thought of the week 11/10–11/14/2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

DUTY!       HONOR!!       COUNTRY!!!

Thought of the week 11/03-11/07/2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

“Don’t aspire to make a living!  Aspire to make a DIFFERENCE!  Denzel Washington

Thought of the week 10/27—10/31/2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world.

It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” L.R. Knost