"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared." Aviator Eddie Rickenbacker, b. 8 October, 120 years ago today, on the day after the 41st birthday of 'The Hoosier Poet," James Whitcomb Riley... You'll find many of his writings here:
A cranky, quirky, funny dame, a cronette, divided in demeanor between fizzy optimism and dispirited melancholy (I treat the latter with new projects, the latest being an early-18th century gentleman's coat that I sewed for myself out of a length of blue denim, decorated w/ brass buttons.) An entertaining speaker I am, to many a gym or library full of students, a fine writer about dead people and things historical, a middling harmonica player and illustrator of many a book, 40 or so & counting.