William James Collins, known as Billy Collins, is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He has served as a Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was considered as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006. As of 2015, he is a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.
Ulysses S. Grant was a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the conclusion of that war. Supervised by Abraham Lincoln, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. As the 18th President of the United States Grant led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery during Reconstruction.
William Whipple Jr. (January 25, 1731 NS was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire. Whipple was a member of the Continental congress from 1776 through 1779. Before becoming a politician, Whipple worked as both a ship's captain and a merchant. He studied in college to become a judge. Whipple died of heart complications in 1785, aged 55.
Life is one long decay, no? There's a lot of beauty in it. Like the patina in an old city.Urs Fischer
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.Jenn Proske
Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.Mitt Romney