Tuesday, September 16, 2014


A befitting name for the fearful dog that puts his tail in between his legs.

The name for a soldier who succumb to enemy's intimidation in battlefield.

The name for a people silenced by fear of death in the face of oppression.

A small evil weed that grows within to subdue a king to a life of slavery.

When cowardice takes root it becomes hard and almost impossible to uproot.

And except by way of courage, no man can uproot the stumps of cowardice.

Courage is everything, a propeller, a booster. Courage is faith!

But courage alone is not always enough especially without wisdom.

Unguided courage is but a threat, a danger and an evil just like cowardice.

Wisdom is the guide that turns good courage away from becoming reckless.

Reckless courage changes good men of yesterday to oppressors tomorrow.

Add to your courage, godly wisdom, that you may triumph as a true leader.

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Ebenezer O. Akinrinade

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

PESSIMISM (by James Bekenawei)

Pessimism nauseates me
It churns the linings of my stomach
It generates a morbid feeling
It weakens my bones
And dampen my hopes.

Pessimism gives me obscure vision
It overestimates my fears
And underestimates my strength
It makes me weak
Sap off all my faith
And leaves me naked and cold

Pessimism nauseates me
It emanates a fever not existing
It births visions of events not happening
It steals the joy of each day
And paints my world in dark colors

Pessimism nauseates me
It weakens my resolve
It soils my inner beauty
It envisions the worse
the world is bleak already
why make it bleaker?

Written by:
James Bekenawei
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A Famous 15-year-old Blind Inventor

When inventors are mentioned, most of us have a picture in our mind of an absent-minded professor, with grey hair sticking up all over the place, and thick spectacles, sliding down their nose. However, there's no age limit on having great, original ideas, and some of the inventions we take for granted these days are around because of the foresight and knowledge of teenagers barely out of school. Here is a story of a famous teenage inventor, Louis Braille (1809 - 1852)

Braille became blind at the age of 3, following an accident in his father's workshop. He was educated at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth in Paris. When he was 12, a former soldier called Charles Barbier introduced the students to his invention - night writing - a system of 12 raised dots which allowed soldiers to transmit confidential information without speaking.

Braille improved on Barbier's invention, and by the age of 15 had perfected the Braille system which is still used as a universal reading method for the blind today. He published the first Braille book in 1829.

Article Source: Sciences360

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