Category Archives: Individuals

Doctors & Society

In society, doctors are held in such high esteem and with good reason — the years of training, the level of skill involved, and the power to heal and save lives.  But in this post, I want to discuss those … Continue reading

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Individuals: Saint Francis (of Assisi)

Photo Credit: Waterborough For some reason, there was a comic book about St. Francis lying around the house when I was a boy.  That’s how I learned about him. His life was memorable for me because he went off to … Continue reading

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Individuals: Sir Stamford Raffles

Photo Credit: Engraved by Thompson, from a Miniature in posession of Mr. Raffles The only thing I knew about Sir Stamford Raffles before was his founding of Singapore.  And that the biggest, stinkiest flower in the world is named after … Continue reading

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Individuals: Thomas Edison & Serious Reading

In my last post, I focused on Thomas Edison as a businessman.  This time I will focus on Thomas Edison as a student: In school, the young Edison’s mind often wandered, and his teacher, the Reverend Engle, was overheard calling … Continue reading

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