Amazing Artist and Amazing Portraits

26 February, 2013

How often have you met someone with a special talent who has not had the opportunity to demonstrate it? A while ago, I met Emily Hamilton when she visited us while  on holiday. At our meeting, I asked her what she liked doing. ‘Drawing is my hobby,’ she said. As I was writing a book on the lives of amazing people, I asked her to send me a couple of examples….

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Time, Talent and Teamwork

14 February, 2013

This week, I went to a professional workshop where about 100 people attended. They were there because the theme was about improving ones personal performance. It was an interesting event and well presented. I was asked to thank the speaker and say some words about amazing people who had achieved a great deal in their lives. I mentioned that I had visited the places where William Shakespeare was born and…

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Meeting Amazing People

19 January, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci wrote about 20,000 pages in his log books about his work. These note books provide a rich insight into his way of life. He was probably the most prolific blogger of the renaissance. Michelangelo left beautiful sculptures and poems as his legacy. Charles Darwin wrote books that changed our way of thinking about evolution. Columbus left records to show the Earth was not flat. Shakespeare provided folios…

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Amazing Names

Why did Mark Twain, Elizabeth Arden, Voltaire, and Mother Teresa, change their names? People can take different names other than the one with which they were born. But, why do they do so? Here are some examples from the stories at http://amazingpeopleclub.com/ Mark Twain was named Samuel Clemens when born in a small American community. One of his early jobs was as a pilot on the River Mississippi. Each day, he…

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25 December, 2012
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Amazing Doctors – Women’s Health

10 November, 2012

On my recent visit to the UK, I was in London for a few days. My hotel was next to Euston Station and I decided to go for a walk to see the grand St Pancras Station building, which has now been converted to a hotel. As I was walking along, I noticed a sign which said The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery. You may think it is an art gallery….

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Amazing Olympic Stories

17 July, 2012

How many opportunities have come your way today? How many of them have you taken? Those are questions that Dr William Penny Brookes focused on. As a result, he helped re-ignite interest in the Olympic Games. Rather than choose a major city to bring people together, he chose Much Wenlock. This is a small community in Nail using, to and slippery non prescription meds to get high comparison alternate neutrals…

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