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In Memorium: Leonard Nimoy

nimoy as spockOf all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human. Captain Kirk (William Shatner) eulogizing Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the original “Star Trek” television series, died today. He was 83.

The iconic Mr. Spock character (even President Obama issued a statement) wasn’t the sum of the multi-talented actor’s gifts. He was also an Army veteran, director, poet, photographer–and taxi driver.¬† Continue reading

Happy Presidents’ Day!

If you’re like most in our country, then you’re hunkering down and trying to stay warm during our current deep freeze.

While doing so, take a few minutes to honor the holiday by reading (or listening to) a few presidential speeches.

This post isn’t meant to deify the presidents who have served our nation, but rather, to remind ourselves of their policies during their presidential terms–and how they expressed those policies through their speeches.¬† We can appreciate George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address, while also remembering that he was a not-reluctant slave owner. We can appreciate¬† Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, while also remembering his “evolution” regarding slavery, seen here in his 1854 Peoria Speech. Continue reading