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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss was an early investor in Twitter, Uber, Facebook and others.  He has written many best-selling books including The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and Tools of Titans.  He has a successful podcast where he interviews chess prodigies, actors, athletes, hedge fund managers, military leaders and entrepreneurs to dissect excellence and give listeners the inspiration to dream big and make things happen in their own lives.  Continue reading

Finish each day and be done with it

Essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it  serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Continue reading

The first one to get the news

I read an excerpt from the book Abraham Lincoln and the Irish:  The Untold Story by Niall O’Dowd and it was very interesting.  It explained that in 1865 in Ireland, a German newsman named Paul Julius Reuter had set up a telegraph line in a little village called Crookhaven in County Cork, Ireland.  This coastline was close enough for a rowboat to go out to the news ship instead of waiting for that ship to dock further down the coast at Cobh.  This allowed Reuter to be the first one to get the news from America and put it out across his telegraph line to the rest of Europe. Continue reading

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