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WHY THE WRIGHT BROTHERS GOT IT RIGHT

115 years ago today (December 17, 1903), the brothers Wright on a field in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, lifted off to the sky and into history. Their 59-second flight at an altitude of 120 feet and at the speed of a jog was all it took to set in motion the winds of technological of change. Samuel Langley A few hundred miles away, Samuel Langley was recovering from his humiliation over a similar attempt that ended in failure when his test flight landed in the Potomac River. The Wright brothers and Langley were trying to achieve the SAME goal - they were both building the SAME project. BOTH the Wrights and Langley had a bold goal - build the world's…
Bob Jones
December 12, 2018
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WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHY

It was one of those requests you can't forget. A young couple's 6 month-old son died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). He was their only child. Would you please come over? The living room was full of family members when I arrived. Tears flowed freely. Can you help us? WHY? Their worst nightmare was visited by a recurring question, "WHY?" * An elementary-aged student, on his way to a happy day at school, stepped off a curb into an intersection. He never saw the bus. His too young life was over. "WHY?" * A young woman, driving home after a wonderful evening with friends, was broad-sided by a drunk driver. Her parents would never hear one more "I love…
Bob Jones
March 7, 2013