Courage in the Use of Talent

This motivational essay by English writer and Anglican cleric Rev. Sydney Smith, urges all not to be afraid to use our talents to get ahead in life. I transcribed it in Centennial for the blog. Attachment: courage-in-the-use-of-talent.pdf

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Novae

In this essay from her book Beyond the Solar System, Bertha Morris Parker discusses the astronomical event known as a nova (novae or novas in plural) and how they were discovered. I rewrote it in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: novae.pdf

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Shorthand in the North Pole

In July 1897, three men, Salomon August Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel attempted to reach the North Pole from the Svalbard archipielago in the Arctic Ocean by a hydrogen balloon. After lift off, the balloon lost hydrogen quickly and crashed just two days later. While they survived the crash unhurt, they tried to return…

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Thrift

Here are timeless words about thrift by the American Bankers Association, and written in Centennial by me for the blog. Attachment: thrift.pdf

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