The Watch Inventor

2 January, 2010

What was it like living before there were watches to give you the time? Most people relied on sun dials. But, what happened when it was raining, or in winter when the sun did not shine? Clearly, time had a different meaning than it does today, where we organize things by minutes and seconds. That is what interested me in my search for amazing people who gave us great inventions….

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Vivaldi’s Girls and Music

13 December, 2009

Venice is a beautiful city and the place where the great composer Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678. Most of us have heard his music, particularly the’ The Four Seasons’ which is very popular. However, we are fortunate to be able to listen to many of his great works. They were left in a monastery and remained gathering dust for about 200 years. In 1926, the monks at San Martino,…

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Amazing People Psychology

11 December, 2009

Shakespeare, Mozart, Einstein, Lincoln and Michelangelo are all acclaimed as amazing people. Other amazing people, like Helen Keller and Louis Braille, were blind, but worked hard to help others. What is it that makes a person amazing? In studying over 500 amazing people, I came to a short definition. They all used their time to contribute in a way that left a legacy that’s still regarded as exceptional today. Therefore, what…

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