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Bad Times

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet: "As I’ve said in the past, it’s only when the tide goes out that you find out who has been swimming naked."

Trials have a way of revealing our weak points, where we need to focus on improving.

Reference: "Warren Buffet says recession wouldn’t change way he operates," CBC News, cbc.ca (2-6-08)

The Transcontinental Railroad"

America’s transcontinental railroad was the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century, according to celebrated historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Beginning in Omaha, Nebraska, and terminating in Sacramento, Calif... [Read More]

Reference: Stephen E. Ambrose, Nothing Like It in the World (Simon and Schuster, 2000), pp. 42-53

The Gift of Pain

Congenital Insensitivity to Pain, or CIPA, is an extremely rare disorder in which there is a disconnect between the nerves that sense pain and the brain’s recognition of pain, so that the person with the disorder does... [Read More]

Reference: “The one-in-a-billion boy who feels no pain,” dailymail.co.uk (1-21-05); “The Girl Who Can’t Feel Pain,” abcnews.go.com (12-9-05)