Pursuit of Excellence

What We All Need Right Now

Note: Sorry, folks, will return on Thursday. This past year has been an incredible challenge for us all, for some, brutally so. However, 13-year-old William Olmstead from Wilton, Connecticut chose a different challenge. CBS reporter Steve Hartman, tells this short but inspiring story. “Olmstead, a … Read More

His instruments were prehistoric by today’s standards. His seat was a lightweight, stiff, wicker chair with a thin cushion. He took four sandwiches on the trip: two ham, two roast beef. He flew without radio equipment or safety equipment in exchange for gasoline. At the … Read More

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It is sad to watch so much attention focused on events in Washington brought about by one individual at the cost of learning about the thousands of talented individuals responsible for the many accomplishments that should be receiving more attention. The latest generation of mars … Read More

While Americans continue to struggle with a deadly virus and financial starvation, excellence in national leadership has been reduced to a group of toxic enablers that appeal to an insular “base” that promotes our worst impulses instead of our best. The ’60s suffered its own … Read More

In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this country to escape religious intolerance. They were also looking for freedom from political turmoil, warfare, poverty, famine and disease. They were looking for a new beginning, a new hope in a new land. While they … Read More

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.…” – Winston Churchill We think of America as exceptional, the leader of the … Read More