Rio da Dúvida – The River of Doubt

“The mightiest river in the world is the Amazon.  It runs from west to east, from the sunset to the sunrise, from the Andes to the Atlantic. The main stream flows almost along the equator, while the basin which contains the affluents extends many degrees north and south of the equator.” Theodore Roosevelt, Through the…

The Man in the Arena

A dialogue on courage would be incomplete without Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena.”  On April 23, 1910, Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech entitled, “Citizenship in a Republic,” at the Sorbonne, Paris. Thirty-five pages long, the unforgettable passage is found on the seventh page. Many years later, Nelson Mandela gave a copy of this…

Good & Great

A good day is being with people who enjoy intellectual conversation.  A great day is being with people who care for each other.   “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt