The 1927, Oscar for Best Actor was the very first Academy Award to ever be presented. Emil Jannings, a German actor especially noted for performing tragic roles, won (for ‘The Last Command’ and ‘The Way of All Flesh’). The actor apparently had a previous engagement and had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so…

SOCIAL JUSTICE

WHAT DO YOU THINK SOCIAL JUSTICE IS ? For its proponents, “social justice” is usually undefined. Originally a Catholic term, first used about 1840 for a new kind of virtue (or habit) necessary for post-agrarian societies, the term has been bent by secular “progressive” thinkers to mean uniform state distribution of society’s advantages and disadvantages.…

A GOVERNMENT OF LAWS

In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it…

Choose a job you love I now know that finding the connection between what I love to do, what I do well, and what I get paid to do, will lead me to have peace in an insecure world. The Chinese philosopher, Confucius, said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Because,…

Philippe Valy Valy’s paintings represent the exotic landscapes of his vividly poetical unconscious and his profound love of nature. The depth of sensation transmitted in his painting comes from the sensation felt by Valy becoming one with his painting which is a result of a very pure love he feels inside of himself for his…

Pablo Picasso’s Fruit Dish

It is widely known that Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) who is celebrated for his work in Cubism, studied Paul Cézanne’s (1839–1906), who is most associated with Post-Impressionism, late work with great care. In as much as, impressionist treatment of volume and space influenced Picasso, in the development of Cubism. His contemporary, Cézanne used contrasting primary colors to…

CREATE SOMETHING ! YOU CAN DO IT !

CREATE SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER EXISTED BEFORE Have you ever asked yourself, what do I want to create in my life? Who do I want to be? Where do I want to live? Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting…

LEADERSHIP STARTS WHERE THE JOB ENDS

Leadership starts where the job ends. Being a risker, a pioneer, taking chances, these are all important elements in leadership. If you risk you may lose. If you pioneer you may be wrong. Leadership is for you if you can stand out from the crowd, dare to be a target, dare to risk to win the larger…

EVERYDAY IS A BIRTHDAY

In essence, everyday is a death day. At each days end, sleep closes another chapter in our  life. Every new day is a Resurrection day. We rise from “deaths deception”, resurrected in a new expression of ourselves. Everyday is a Judgment day. Its close passes judgment upon the deeds of the past twenty-four hours. We can make…