On November 19, 1863, Edward Everett, perhaps the greatest orator in America in his time stood before a crowd of 15,000 people and wowed them with a two-hour speech.  When he finished, the crowd gave him a rousing round of applause.  The next speaker moved to the podium and gave

Years ago, when I was teaching English to high school students in Upham, North Dakota, I assigned the following lesson to my students: “Write a personal credo, in which you articulate the values, beliefs, and behaviors you wish to mark your life as a productive and moral citizen of the

When I served in the army as an infantry soldier back in the  mid-seventies, we were using Vietnam era equipment.  The radio I carried in the field was given the nomenclature AN/PRC 77 (Army/Navy Portable Radio Communication 77)  We called it a prick 77. My battalion executive officer, second in