Exceptional is defined as outstanding, excellent, extraordinary or special. So, what makes an aged man, named Gustaf Håkansson from Stockholm extraordinary?
Hakansson was 61 when he became interested in long distant cycling. He became thought of as an eccentric, but was taken more seriously after cycling 3,000 miles across the Arctic Circle and back to Gantofta. Continue reading “Gustaf Håkansson” »
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer spent many years being bullied by his peers. We do not know how long his childhood lasted or how many years he endured the taunting of his fellow reindeer as an adult. He probably endured the teasing for many years.
Rudolph might have been born with a birth defect. Anyone who knows his history knows that he suffered from an unusually bright nose. This nose was so bright that some people would even say that it glowed. The bright nose made him an outcast among others of his kind. He endured bullying for days on end. Even Santa Claus, who would become his eventual employer, did not recognize his worth. Continue reading “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” »
When one analyzes the accomplishments of someone exceptional, there is a unique characteristic that is associated with that individual that makes them great. This element may be common or different among those who have accomplished a great feat, but either case; there is always that one thing that drives them beyond mediocrity. In the case of former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott, that quality is an intense drive. Continue reading “Jim Abbott” »
Clive Staples Lewis. Does this name mean anything to you? A majority of people don’t realize who this person is until we reveal his pen name, C.S. Lewis. The whole world opens up with his accomplishments, a vast majority of successful novels that are in still in demand today, but he wasn’t just a writer. He was a poet, a well-educated man from Oxford and an avid Christian Apologetic.
His most notable series, Chronicles of Narnia, is one his greatest endeavors for a number of reasons. It’s extremely rare to find a writer who can relate religion into a story, without sounding preachy and in a genre outside religion. His notable character, Aslan, a remarkable and wise lion reflects Christ. Aslan guides and helps four children in a fantasy world, helping them grow and learn in situations that are exciting and compelling. As with traditional teachings, there is also betrayal and tests of their faith in this magnificent lion and the children themselves. The way he linked religion with a deeper story makes it thrive today. Continue reading “C.S. Lewis” »
Frank Lloyd Wright was a world architect. He lived in the early part of the 20th century, born in Richland Center Wisconsin. One of his very notable achievement was in the late 1950′s when New York City requested Mr. Wright to build a museum to house a collection of abstract art. The museum was named “The Museum of Modern Art”. The design was controversial having been based on a spiral. The various floors were joined by a ramp in a spiral manner. They contended that the curved walls were not suitable to hang art. None the less, today the building is one of the best examples of Wright’s work as an architect. Continue reading “Frank Lloyd Wright” »
Go ahead; admit it: you’re not NORMAL. You’re not NORMAL, you never have been AND you know it! Not since you were old enough to know better have you ever considered yourself among whoever those “NORMAL” people are.
But from time to time you’ve imagined it. You’ve dreamt of being NORMAL. Continue reading “Just Imagine if I was Normal” »