WISDOM The quality or
state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with
just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
DARWIN(1809 – 1882) was
an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have
descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the scientific
theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process
that he called natural selection.
DE NIRO Born 1943 in
Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, the son of Virginia Holton
Admiral, a painter and poet, and Robert De Niro, Sr., an abstract
expressionist painter and sculptor. His father was of Italian and Irish
descent, and his mother was of English, German, French, and Dutch
persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially
in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal
GARBO (1905 – 1990),
born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress. Garbo was an
international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic
periods. Many of Garbo's films were sensational hits, and all but three
of her twenty-four Hollywood films were profitable. Garbo was nominated
four times for an Academy Award and received an honorary one in 1954
for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances".
HANK (1923 – 1953), born
Hiram King Williams, singer-songwriter and musician regarded as one of
the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded
35 singles, including 11 that ranked number one. Born in Mount Olive,
Alabama, Williams moved to Georgiana, where he met Rufus Payne, a black
street performer who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for meals.
Payne had a major influence on Williams's later musical style. During
this time, Williams informally changed his name to Hank.
American Gothic Revisited
My brother Joe and wife Donna that reside in North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Joe was the last born (I am about 14 years his senior) of my 5 siblings
and I the first. We are the only two males.
SARTRE 1905 – 1980) was
a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist,
screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He
was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy and
Marxism, and was one of the key figures in the philosophy of
NINA Eunice Kathleen
Waymon (1933 – 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was a
singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely
associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical
pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical,
jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
Yefimovich Rasputin (1869 – 1916) was a Russian Orthodox Christian and
mystic who is perceived as having influenced the latter days of the
Russian Emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their only son
Alexei. Some people called Rasputin the "Mad Monk", while others
considered him a "strannik" (or religious pilgrim) and even a starets
(ста́рец, "elder", a title usually reserved for monk-confessors),
believing him to be a psychic and faith healer.