"Ninety-four-year-old Keith Davison is extraordinary, especially to the little kids in his neighborhood. He recently had a large pool installed in his backyard intended for the public. And when he built it, you can be sure that they came."
This is a nice story.
If you ever fear that you are already too old to learn a new skill, remember Priscilla Sitienei, a midwife from Ndalat in rural Kenya. Having grown up without free primary school education, she had never learnt to read or write. As she approached her twilight years, however, she wanted to note down her experiences and knowledge to pass down to the next generation. And so, she started to attend lessons at the local school – along with six of her great-great-grandchildren. She was 90 at the time.
A large truth in a single paragraph.
It is human nature to make mistakes. We all make them. It is also human nature to resist admitting that we made mistakes. None of us likes to do that. However the best way to reduce mistakes is to admit they were made, investigate the reasons for them, and try to remedy whatever caused them.
Ben Stein rejoices that neither he nor his father was at Katyn Forest.
Greta Garbo--"I vant to be alone!"--had nothing on this woman.
The federal government needs to hire a few of these folks.
Mr. Redenbaugh sounds like an amazing guy.
Eight months later, and after countless surgeries on his partially working eye, Redenbaugh heard the verdict on his remaining sight as told to his inconsolable mother: “We have done all that we can do. He will be blind for the rest of his life.” What’s amazing is how the patient responded to news that would perhaps cause most to give up. Redenbaugh was relieved.
Believe me, dear readers, I've paid for forgetting this.
Somebody should tell U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.
This is an incredible story.
He doesn’t remember any of the many, many things that happened next. But in the two and a half weeks since, he’s come to understand this: If a single one of those things “didn’t happen correctly,” he says, “it could have gone differently pretty quickly.”
And John Ogburn would be dead.
He says there are some dangerous animals to content with, but he feels he's safe from terrorists.