Archive June 2012

Yes, absolutely! 0

Dear Bradshaw,

It seems there are people destined to achieve greatness, born to be brilliant, as if their fate was inevitable. I’m talking about people like Thomas Edison, William Shakespeare, and Joan of Arc. These are people, I believe, who couldn’t have helped being who they were. Meanwhile, think of everyone who has ever lived and how many names we remember: Moses, Buddha, Socrates, Zarathustra, Lao Tzu, Jesus, Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Copernicus, Galileo, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Monet, Napoleon, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Pablo Picasso, Marlon Brando, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Walt Disney, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Bradshaw . . . continue reading »

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Just in case because you never know 0

Dear Bradshaw,

While reading in the park, killing time before my next lesson, I noticed some guy circling the central expanse of grass. He had greasy blonde hair raked over his balding head, black-rimmed glasses with thick lenses, and a dime-sized freckle on his cheek. Holding a small paper bag in one hand, he had his other hand buried inside, fingering beans or birdseed perhaps. I kept expecting him to pull his hand out and sprinkle whatever it was on the ground but he kept his hand in there, holding the bag about chest-high. Meanwhile, I saw his lips moving. He was mumbling to himself while staring straight ahead and fingering whatever was in that bag. I tried to read his lips but I can’t read lips, assuming he was speaking a legitimate language. continue reading »

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