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Movie Review. Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

By Gene Griessman, author of “Lincoln and Obama,” “The Words Lincoln Lived By,” and “Lincoln on Communication” Some movies are based on a true story. This Is a true story. And one of the most important stories in history. As … Continue reading

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Harold Holzer Endorses Gene Griessman’s new book

The Controversial New Book–“Lincoln and Obama”–Gets Endorsement From Renowned Lincoln Scholar. Harold Holzer is in the same league as Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals. Holzer is the author  of many books on Lincoln.  He is the co-chair … Continue reading

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History Lessons on Memorial Day

History Lessons on Memorial Day By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A nation that does not know its past is ignorant, Teach it. A nation that lives in its past is asleep. Awaken it. A nation that does not learn from its … Continue reading

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The Children of Immigrants: Scapegoats or Treasures?

Simple Simon Says The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Be Treated Like Criminals By Simple Simon The other day Simple Simon read about plight of an honor student–let’s call her Lisa.  Lisa is a senior at a state … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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Letter or Email of Congratulations: Sample letter or note

What You Say If You Want To Write A Letter of Congratulations, or a Note of Congratulations By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Juliana, I am absolutely delighted to know about your latest accomplishment. Black belt! Black is cool–very, very cool. Black … Continue reading

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America Goes To War…Too Often, Too Easily

What You Say When Someone Tells You That The US Needs To Attack Iran or Send Troops to Syria by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that the decision to send the American military anywhere needs to be a Congressional decision. … Continue reading

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Great Quotations: On Artists and What Artists Do

What You Say If You’re An Artist by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you think of yourself as an artist, here’s a thoughtful quote from an article written by Charles Rosen for The New York Review of Books: “Conventions are the … Continue reading

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Sample Note Of Thanks From A Child

How To Write a Thank-you Note or Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. This week I received a thank-you note from a 12-year-old boy named Spencer that could serve as a template for any message of appreciation. Spencer wrote to thank … Continue reading

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Sample Letter:How To Say No To An Invitation

What You Say When You Want To Decline An Invitation Because of a Previous Commitment Dear_________, Thank you ever so much for your invitation to (describe invitation). I am grateful that you included me (us) among your guests for this … Continue reading

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