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The Leak

June 29, 2018
The Leak
According to Us News and World report in 1992: For most of a decade, Chicagoans who worked in the Loop, the booming downtown business district, could easily ignore the city’s budget crisis. However, they learned one price of neglecting the underpinnings of all that economic growth. A quarter billion gallons of murky Chicago River water gushed into a 60-mile network of turn-of-the-century freight tunnels under the Loop and brought nearly all businesses to a soggy halt... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Gatekeepers

June 28, 2018
The Gatekeepers
Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote, “The Great Wall of China is a gigantic structure which cost an immense amount of money and labor. When it was finished, it appeared impregnable. But the enemy breached it. Not by breaking it down or going around it. They did it by bribing the gatekeepers.” This is exactly how our enemy breaches our defenses. Satan is too cunning to come at us with an obvious frontal assault... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Death Cup

June 27, 2018
The Death Cup
There are a thousand or more varieties of mushrooms that are good to eat. The most dreaded of the poisonous mushrooms are two members of the Amanita group. One is the death cup, and the other is the fly amanita. The death cup grows in the woods from June until fall. Its poison acts like the venom of a rattlesnake, and, there is no known antidote for the poison. The death cup has often been mistaken for the common mushroom. If observed carefully, the difference is subtle... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Disputatious Spirit

June 26, 2018
Disputatious Spirit
Little is gained if opinions are imposed upon men; and this is likely to be the case where they are not permitted to inquire and to doubt. At the same time, it must be remembered that no spirit is more unfriendly to that indifference, so essential to freedom of inquiry, than that which arises in the conduct of controversy. When we become advocates, we lay aside the garb of philosophers. The desire for victory is often stronger than the love of truth... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Narrow is the Road

June 25, 2018
Narrow is the Road
Fritz Kreisler, the famous violinist, testified to the fact that reaching the pinnacle in any pursuit requires dedication when he said, “Narrow is the road that leads to the life of a violinist. Hour after hour, day after day and week after week, for years, I lived with my violin. There were so many things that I wanted to do that I had to leave undone; there were so many places I wanted to go that I had to miss if I was to master the violin.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Pluto

June 22, 2018
Pluto
Persistence paid off for American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the planet Pluto. After astronomers calculated a probable orbit for this “suspected” heavenly body, Tombaugh took up the search in March 1929. “He examined scores of telescopic photographs each showing tens of thousands of star images in pairs under the dual microscope. It often took three days to scan a single pair... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Mountain Men

June 21, 2018
Mountain Men
Charles Swindoll tell about a Newsweek magazine report about a new wave of mountain men. It’s estimated that there are some sixty thousand serious mountain climbers in the U.S. But, in the upper echelon of serious climbers is a small elite group known as “hard men.” For them, climbing mountains and scaling sheer rock faces is a way of life. In many cases, climbing is a part of their whole commitment to life... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Is This Thing Still Flying?

June 20, 2018
Is This Thing Still Flying?
Test pilots have a litmus test for evaluating problems. When something goes wrong, they ask, "Is this thing still flying?" If the answer is yes, then there's no immediate danger, no need to overreact. When Apollo 12 took off, the spacecraft was hit by lightning. The entire console began to glow with orange and red trouble lights... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Mistakes in Hiring

June 19, 2018
Mistakes in Hiring
W. Michael Blumenthal, chairman of Unisys, talks about the mistakes he made in hiring in Forbes Magazine. “In choosing people for top positions, you must try to make sure they have a clear sense of what is right and wrong, a willingness to be truthful, the courage to say what they think and to do what they think is right, even if the politics militate against that. This is the quality that should really be at the top... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Departure

June 18, 2018
Departure
A young man began an adventure in the spring of 1981, when he was flown into the desolate north country of the Alaskan wilderness. His plan was to photograph the natural beauty and mysteries of the tundra. He had photo equipment, 500 rolls of film, several firearms, and 1400 pounds of provisions. As the months passed, the entries in his diary, which at first detailed his wonder and fascination with the wildlife around him, turned into a pathetic record of a nightmare.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Choices

June 15, 2018
Choices
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” It is human nature to want to pass the buck when the decisions we make don’t result in success, however, they are truly our own responsibility.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Inspect the Troops

June 14, 2018
Inspect the Troops
In late September 1864, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was leading his troops north from Decatur, Alabama, toward Nashville. But to make it to Nashville, Forrest would have to defeat the Union army at Athens, Alabama. When the Union commander, Colonel Wallace Campbell, refused to surrender, Forrest asked for a personal meeting, and took Campbell on an inspection of his troops... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

How Many Legs

June 13, 2018
How Many Legs
Once, when a stubborn disputer seemed unconvinced, President Abraham Lincoln said, “Well, let’s see how many legs has a cow?” “Four, of course,” came the reply disgustedly. “That’s right,” agreed Lincoln. “Now suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?” “Why, five, of course,” was the confident reply. “Now, that’s where you’re wrong,” said Lincoln. “Calling a cow’s tail, a leg doesn’t make it a leg...” This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Don't Be Like Me

June 12, 2018
Don't Be Like Me
Mickey Mantle, an almost mythical baseball star who feared he had failed to fulfill career expectations because of alcohol abuse and whose later years were haunted by self-recrimination, died of cancer in 1995, he was 63. The former New York Yankees center fielder and a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame said at a July 28, 1995 news conference that he had squandered a gifted life and warned admirers he was no role model... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Hang in There

June 11, 2018
Hang in There
It was a dark and dreary day in 1916; suited for the most brutally devastating rout in all of college football history. On the Georgia Tech side were gorilla-like behemoths trained by John Heisman. Heisman was a fanatic. His Yellow Jackets couldn’t eat pastries, pork, veal, hot bread, nuts, apples, or coffee. His reason? “They don’t agree with me, so they’d better not agree with you.” They lured lowly Cumberland to the game with a $500 guarantee.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Drive Them Out Of It

June 8, 2018
Drive Them Out Of It
Benjamin Franklin, when speaking about the price of corn and management of the poor, in November, 1766, said, “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Battery Taken

June 7, 2018
Battery Taken
Lt. Col. Terence Otway, British commander of the 9th Parachute Battalion, had an assignment to destroy the four powerful guns of a coastal battery in Merville, overlooking Sword Beach during WWII. Otway had an elaborate strategy to overrun the guns, but the plan misfired. An initial air attack was a total failure, and his battalion was dropped across almost 50 miles of the countryside and Otway could find only 150 soldiers... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Full Confidence

June 6, 2018
Full Confidence
When American financier John Peirpont Morgan died in 1913, his last will and testament revealed his genuine faith in Jesus Christ. He had prefaced his specific bequests with these significant words: “I commit my soul into the hands of my Savior, in full confidence that having received it and washed it in His most precious blood, He will present it faultless before the throne of my heavenly Father.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Deception

June 5, 2018
Deception
Deception has been a part of warfare since the Trojan horse. During WWII, it became high art. Members of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used special “weapons” like dummy planes, tanks, antiaircraft guns, and amplified recordings that created war sounds to fool the German high command. To enable a combat unit to change positions or even attack when the Germans thought it hadn’t moved at all, the 1800 men of the 23rd impersonated entire divisions... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Bravery

June 4, 2018
Bravery
In his book One Crowded Hour, Tim Bowden describes an incident in Borneo in 1964. Nepalese fighters known as Gurkhas were asked if they would be willing to jump from airplanes into combat against the Indonesians. The Gurkhas didn’t clearly understand what was involved, but they bravely said they would do it, asking only that the plane fly slowly over a swampy area and no higher than 100 feet... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Dedication is Costly

June 1, 2018
Dedication is Costly
Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He was the pupil of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of his time, and he was the teacher of Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor of all time. Michelangelo was only 14 years old when he came to Bertoldo, but it was already obvious that he was enormously gifted... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction
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