Amazing People Library

Walt Disney would have liked it. William Shakespeare would have been amazed. Yes, the new generation of libraries has arrived. Instead of going to a building, you click your computer and you receive the book or article online. News today is that the first library that has only digital books and stories has opened in the USA. It will mean quicker access to find information. The Amazing People Club is also…

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18 September, 2013
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Seven Senses and Six Questions

Each day we succeed or fail depending on how well we  use our senses to gain and understand information. We wake up and our senses immediately tell us many things. We may hear the rain, or feel the heat, or smell the air. In the bath room,we wash our hands and our sense of touch tells us if the water is cold or hot. Going into the kitchen, we cook…

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10 August, 2013
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Is it Probable or Certain?

‘ ‘It is probable that the event will not be on, because it is raining.’ ‘I don’t think he will change his mind’. It is unlikely that will occur.’ I often hear people say things that  they regard as probable, but they interpret them as certain. Therefore, they act on their assumptions, rather than testing the facts. In my research on amazing people, I found most were very good at…

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4 August, 2013
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How To Survive?

On the journey of life, we all look for avenues and pathways that will enable us to survive and succeed. Many people have given advice. But, one person stands out, as his ideas have survived for over 150 years. Here are some of the important things he said: It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. In…

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27 July, 2013
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Springbrook Students and Amazing Colonists

Recently, I was invited with some colleagues to visit Springbrook School, Queensland , Australia and introduce some people from our amazing people series. We chose Governor Phillip and the first Europeans to establish a fixed colonial settlement in New South Wales, Australia. It was an exciting morning, when the students had an opportunity to see a video that recreated the voyage of the First Fleet. It was a specially designed…

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29 June, 2013
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Are You Appreciated?

The people who are most appreciated are not the richest or the most famous, or the most successful. They are people who enhanced the lives of others. They were kind. They were loving. They fulfilled  their responsibilities. When they could, they gave to charitable causes. If they could not give money, they gave time. They were loyal friends and committed members of communities. They were people you could count on….

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29 June, 2013
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