The decision before the board of trustees was important, and each of its members knew it. They understood that their vote would affect the future of the institution. Did any of them […]
The Hymn Writer and the President
Frances and Stephen were unlikely friends. For one thing, she was seventeen years his senior. Beyond the obvious difference in their ages, the two could not have been more different.
Which Presidents Took the Oath of Office the Most Times?
Presidential trivia aficionados are quick to identify the president who was in office the least amount of time (William Henry Harrison) and the one who served the longest (Franklin D. Roosevelt). There […]
What Good Can Possibly Come From an Uneducable Boy?
Thomas would never amount to anything and was uneducable. That was the conclusion of his teachers, and increasingly, it was the opinion of his parents. The young man, despite being born to […]
Take a Lesson From a Dog’s Assessment
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” — Woodrow Wilson
What Happens When a Presidential Candidate Dies During the Election Process?
A colleague of ours recently asked what would happen if one of the candidates for President happened to die during the election process. She said, “I pray it doesn’t happen, but after […]
Predestined to be President
It takes a certain level of self-confidence for anyone to think he or she is capable of being President of the United States. For the 28th President, it was more than self-confidence; […]
Warm Words About Man’s Best Friend
Of all the animals on earth, none has made the impact on the human heart quite as much as the dog. The following observations demonstrate why the dog has justifiably earned the […]
The Inverse Relationship Between Length of Speech and Time of Preparation
When asked how long it took him to prepare a speech, President Woodrow Wilson gave this response: “It depends. If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; […]
46 Fun Facts About the 46 Presidents
Updated January 20, 2021 to include the 46th President, Joe Biden. In honor of Presidents’ Day, here are some fun facts about the 45 men who served as the 46 Presidents of […]
Ben Franklin Needed a Sarcasm Sign
Benjamin Franklin is credited with some of the greatest ideas of all time. Not only was he the inventor of bifocal glasses, the Franklin stove, and lightning rod, but as one of […]
Not a lot of people were laughing on September 22, 1862. The Civil War was about a year and a half old, and it was proving to be much more trying than […]
Short-Lived and Premature Celebration
Charles Evans Hughes went to bed on election night, 1916, thinking he had just won the presidency of the United States. During the night it became evident that California’s votes were going […]