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Indian ascetic & nationalist leader (1869 - 1948)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Back to Methuselah" (1921), part 1, act 1
Don't let fear convince you that you're too weak to have courage. Fear is the opportunity for courage, not the proof of cowardice.
McCain, John (2004, September). In Search of Courage: Finding the Courage Within You. FastCompany, 51-56.
In the search for character and commitment, we must rid ourselves of our inherited, even cherished biases and prejudices. Character, ability and intelligence are not concentrated in one sex over the other, nor in persons with certain accents or in certain races or in persons holding degrees from some universities over others. When we indulge ourselves in such irrational prejudices, we damage ourselves most of all and ultimately assure ourselves of failure in competition with those more open and less biased.
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March 29, 2008
Thrifty shopping for your next travel excursion
While reading the May 2008 edition of ShopSmart, I found a list of travel sites that I thought I would share. Now if you are like me, you want to travel like an international celebrity...not the paparazzi of a celeb, just the quality of service they get...but want to do it on a sub-coach budget. If so then some of these sites might help.Check out:
- travelzoo - for last-minute deals and discounted prices on airfares, resorts, vacation packages, and cruises.
- farecast - for historical airline fares. Plus predictions on current and future fare rates.
- seatguru - a site that might be this tall gals new best friend. Check them out to find out which seats on what aircraft give you the legroom you need. By checking out their listing I found out that Jet Blue's Airbus A320 has more space per seat then some airlines' first-class seats. My kinda place!
- tripadvisor - for recent guests reviews of hotels, inns, local restaurants, attractions, and activities.
- johnnyjet - is an encyclopedia of travel sites. You want the answer, they can probably link you to it from their site.
- magellans - a personal favorite for years. Need a luggage tag that sets your black suitcase apart from the hundreds of other black suitcases on your flight? Magellan's had it. Want a travel pillow like that guy two rows ahead of you on your last transatlantic flight was using? Magellan's has it! Want one of those nifty folding luggage scales so you don't get hit by the ever changing airline policies on weights? Magellan's has it.