ultimate measure of a man

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, Just take the first step.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

advice for entrepreneurs

So here’s my advice: If you want to become an entrepreneur”¦ or a musician, an occupational therapist, a magician “” or whatever “” be certain that you know what excites you and why you want to succeed, and don’t fret over how you’ll get there. Know that when you’re driven by the right motivating forces, you will eventually discover all the right things necessary to succeed. (source)
Jay Steinfeld, CEO of Blinds.com

the gibbet

the gibbet

The gibbet, shot at the HMNS Pirate Exhibit. From wikipedia:

Exhibiting a body could ‘backfire’ against a monarch, especially if he was unpopular. Henry of Montfort and Henry of Wylynton, enemies of  Edward II and rebels, were  drawn and hanged before being exhibited on a gibbet near  Bristol. However, the people made relics of these bloody and mutilated remains and surrounded them with respect in violent protest. Even false miracles were organised at the spot where the bodies were hanging.[3]

Although the intention was deterrence, the public response was complex.  Samuel Pepysexpressed disgust at the practice. There was Christian objection that persecution of criminals should end with their death.