“Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.”
– Washington Irving
About Washington Irving
Washington Irving, known for such stories as “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” is considered by many the father of the American short story. He was born in New York in 1783. Although he ultimately returned to New York, he lived in Europe for 17 years, working for the US Embassy. His extensive travels through the southern and western United States led to books about his tours. He took many years to recover from the death of his fiancee in 1809 and never married. He died in 1859.
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“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”
– Stephen Hawking
About Stephen Hawking
British scientist Stephen Hawking, best known for his book A Brief History of Time, which did much to popularize physics, is a leading theoretical physicist who used Einstein’s general theory of relativity to prove the big bang theory. He was born in 1942 in Oxford. He was diagnosed with severe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 21 and was not expected to live more than three years. Over time he has become more disabled, but he continues to lecture, speaking through a computer-controlled voice box.
Twenty three years ago I bought my husband a ticket to hear Stephen lecture, on my Military salary I could only afford one ticket so I drove him out to Seattle Center we had a bite to eat and then I gave him the ticket. When he came out side he was excited to tell me all about his experience and he the question he has asked Mr Hawking.