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Commitment to Work
Commitment to Work
by Shelly Hazard
The basketball player, Michael Jordan, reflects on his philosophy of work commitment with this month's puzzle.
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A Troubling Habit
A Troubling Habit
by Shelly Hazard
Robert Byrne, an American chess player and Grandmaster, has an odd collecting habit. While he admits to being compelled to collect, he also expresses some amount of embarassment for his habit.
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Wise Men and Fools
Wise Men and Fools
by Shelly Hazard
Surprisingly, many of the observations and ideas of the Ancient Greece civilization are still applicable in today's world. In this month's puzzle, the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, shares his observations of the difference between wise men and fools.
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Thoughts on Death
Thoughts on Death
In this month's puzzle, death is considered through the words of Woody Allen, an American comedian, as he shares his thoughts.
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An Open Mind
An Open Mind
Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer programmer who pioneered much of the early implementation of such languages as FORTRAN and COBOL. She was also a distinguished US Naval officer. This month's puzzle reflects her feelings about naval ships.
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Ships
Ships
Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer programmer who pioneered much of the early implementation of such languages as FORTRAN and COBOL. She was also a distinguished US Naval officer. This month's puzzle reflects her feelings about naval ships.
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The Best Way
The Best Way
Alan Saporta, an American musician, points out one way of solving problems in this month's puzzle.
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What to Pray For
What to Pray For
In this month's puzzle, Phillips Brooks discusses what one should pray for in life. An American clergyman and author of the 1800s, his words prove that wisdom is always applicable, no matter the age.
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The State of Civilization
The State of Civilization
Some may say that our civilization is not doing well, based on the current state of world affairs. But Henry Allen expresses a slightly different view of civilization's development.
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America is..
America is...
Arnold Toynbee, a 19th century English economist and historian, provides us with a new perspective on what the USA is with this month's puzzle.
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Who are You?
Who are You?
I don't have an attribution for this month's puzzle, but it is such a good piece of advice, I thought I'd share it with you. This anonymous quotation reflects on yourself, and who you are in the eyes of others.
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What Makes Success
What Makes Success
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc, shares his observations of what makes a successful entrepreneur with this month's puzzle.
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The Shame of the Unknown
The Shame of the Unknown
Everyone's heard the old adage, "The only dumb question is the question not asked." This month's puzzle takes a slightly different look at this same question - is there shame in not knowing? An old Russian proverb provides us with the answer.
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Old Habits
Old Habits
Everyone knows the axiom, "Old habits die hard". In this month's puzzle, Mark Twain offers his technique for eradicating old habits.
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Finding Peace
Finding Peace
In this month's puzzle, listen to the wisdom of Mother Teresa as she discusses finding peace.
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Pessimist Versus Optimist
Pessimist Versus Optimist
Robert Heinlein, an acclaimed science fiction author, compares an optimist and a pessimist in this month's puzzle.
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Where is Home?
Where is Home?
This month, our puzzle doesn't spring from the lips of a famous or influential person but from a 10-year-old girl with no home. Children see the world through a clearer lens than do most adults. So, let us share a child's perception of home.
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Joys of Life?
Joys of Life?
What makes you happy? What do you consider a successful life? What lifetime accomplishments can make you feel fulfilled? We have no attribution for this month's puzzle, but it's a wonderfully succinct way of feeling accomplishment during your lifetime.
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Direction & Action
Direction & Action
During our lifetimes, we make many decisions and all, no matter how large or small, ultimately affect the path of our life. You could say that our road of life has many forks and there can be endless speculation about the fork, or path, not taken. The American humorist, Will Rogers, makes a philosophical observation about the path taken in this month's puzzle.
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What it Takes
What it Takes
We've seen what actors and actresses do when they're on the screen and many say that to act is to live "in the moment". But how do they choose which moments, or what roles, they wish to play? Val Kilmer, a talented American actor, discusses what motivates him to select the movie roles that he plays.
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