Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Attitude really is everything....

At 78, Former Oral-B Marketing Executive Works the Grill Down in Florida, Makes Ends Meet, Keeps Smiling

They call him "The Burger Man." 

They say if you have your health, you have everything.  If you have your attitude, same result....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Two-time America’s Cup winning skipper James Spithill on deck to win World Sailor of the Year crown | dailytelegraph.com.au

Two-time America’s Cup winning skipper James Spithill on deck to win World Sailor of the Year crown | dailytelegraph.com.au

The hero of Oracle’s extraordinary comeback to win the America’s Cup last year, the Sydney sailor will go head-to-head with an Australian Olympic crew for the prestigious honour after the five finalists for the top award in the sport were revealed.

Spithill is firm favourite to also win the title of World Sailor of the Year in November after orchestrating one of the greatest comebacks in world sport, when Oracle came from 8-1 down to claim the America’s Cup — exactly 30 years after Australia II’s historic victory.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Leonard Cohen's Comeback: "If anyone pitched this as a screenplay, no one would have bought it"

It took Cohen years to feel that he had the right to sing the blues. When he emerged from the Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, his enlightenment was followed with an all too worldly disaster. He had been swindled out of his life savings—around $8 million—by his former manager and lover Kelley Lynch. He was forced to go out on the road, and, a few remakes of “Hallelujah” later (including on American Idol), became the megastar he had never been before. His previous tour in 1993 had lost money. But just when he was broke, Cohen became a Canadian Idol. When he went to London, he didn’t play Albert Hall, he played the 02 Arena (where Michael Jackson was planning his comeback), and filled it for multiple nights. Cohen made back the money he lost and kept going. (Lynch did jail time and is still in hock.) He was on a roll. And the songwriting inspiration came back, too. If anyone pitched this as a screenplay, no one would have bought it.

from http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/24/excuse-me-for-not-dying-leonard-cohen-at-80.html

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Theory of Black Holes Was Literally Made in the Trenches

We stumbled across this story recently.  It is, in the end, a tragic story, but also represents what is possible even in the most adverse of circumstances.

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