Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m pleased to announce that A Classic Path Through High School is available for purchase at Amazon.com. Please download a FREE copy of the Kindle ebook by Friday, and I will try to have the robots offer it at a reduced price for the following week. Paperbacks are also available and hardcover is a couple of weeks behind. Even if it’s not for you, please download a free copy so it will pick up relevancy on the Amazon algorithms.
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Please join my launch team! The finishing touches are falling into place and I will be publishing A Classic Path Through High School this Sunday, March 7th. The Kindle ebook will be available to download for FREE at Amazon for 5 days, and at $2.99 for the week after. That’s where the launch team comes in. Downloads and reviews are rocket fuel for the Amazon algorithm.
Reading Time: 3 minutes He was born to loving parents on February 22, 1732 but 11 years later, George Washington found himself fatherless and unable to afford the upper middle class lifestyle of his peers. In addition to losing his father, several siblings died at young ages including his older brother who had been his surrogate father. Contracting smallpox while caring for his ailing brother wasn’t enough to kill the future leader and in fact inoculated him against the disease that would kill many of his soldiers in the Revolutionary War.
Reading Time: 2 minutes God bless you Rush Limbaugh. You were one of the great influences and inspirations in my life. Having just graduated college in 1988, I remember waiting with my father for your arrival in New York. We would sneak in portions of your show on the am radio dial that neither of us had listened to for so long. Excellence in Broadcasting became our clandestine indulgence.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Wall Street’s traditional purpose had been intermediating capital between savers and entrepreneurs. Someone with a good idea would prove it in the marketplace and then investment bankers would raise money to build their product on a mass scale. There had always been a sense of pride about the companies they brought public. That ended with the dot com boom when reputable analysts issued glowing public recommendations about companies they denigrated in private.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Easter Sunday 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began to write his letter from the Birmingham City Jail answering his critics who said he was pushing too hard for change. He had been leading demonstrations across the southern states for 8 years since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white woman. King’s father was also a Baptist minister who was very strict with his three children.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Working in George Washington’s Administration, America’s founding policies were forged through fierce and bitter rivalries between Vice President John Adams, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. All intellectual giants, their opposing opinions on the direction of the infant democracy were played out in media that make today’s cable news channels look restrained.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We can all gleefully say good bye to 2020, a classic year etched into history. We watched the virus travel from China to Italy, and by March it came to America. In record time the stock market went from a record high to a bear market low. On March 12th, Broadway went dark along with everything else on our calendars.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, or if you’re just waiting for 2020 to finally end, may the God of Abraham share the peace and love of the Holy Family with your family during these holidays and all the days ahead. Merry Christmas Everyone!
Reading Time: 2 minutes All of history’s philosophers looked to the heavens for inspiration and most found it in the magnificent choreography of the cosmos. Something we can all summon tonight on a sky gazer cell phone app. If we point our phones towards the lower southwestern sky (from NYC anyway) shortly after sunset, we will identify a celestial dance coming around for the first time in about 800 years.
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Daniel D. Hickey is the author of A Classic Path Through High School: Life Lessons for Early Teens, the #1 New Release in Amazon’s Being a Teen category. (March 8, 2021)
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