It is his powers of concentration I find I most admire. There were many distractions in his life ... [more]
After reading Nevin's history of the Civil War era, I have become even more impressed, if that was possible, with the leadership of Abraham Lincoln... [ more ]
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Everyone is busy putting him down these days, but ... [under construction ]
The Apollo Space Program The farther away we get from this, the more impressive it seems, and 500 years from now... [ more ]
SR-71 Like an artifact from some superior alien civilization, the SR-71 seems to lack a context ... [ more ]
The Blue Band
A "bar band" from Iowa - and one of the best live musical acts I've ever seen. (And friends of mine)
Of course I do not intend to suggest that my parents rank in impact on society with these others. But they lived their lives well. Permit a son to honor his parents.
Note: this list is simply in no particular order, no ranking is implied of significance, moral quality or anything else.
Of course this list is woefully incomplete, I hope to expand it greatly over time.
I include the famous and the totally unknown. It's about doing well, about living with integrity and fulfilling your vocation in life -- not being significant.
|Last modified 10/11/09; posted 11/13/1999; original content. © 2009, 1999 John P. Nordin|