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Footnotes October 3, 2008

For future exploration, when we have the objective of going to the Moon, it is important to have several possibilities to go there, and within this framework of cooperation to have our own access to orbit around the Moon.

Alain-Fournier

Make a Fool of Yourself

Holidays with Pay

The Red Badge of Courage

Growing Art

Angeles Alvarino De Leira

October 3 marks the birthday of Henri Alain-Fournier (October 3, 1886), a French novelist, his one novel, Le Grand Meaulnes published 1913 before he died in war at the age of 28. It also marks the birthdays of James Alfred Wight Herriot, better known as James Herriot, veterinarian and novelist; and Angeles Alvarino De Leira, biologist, oceanographer and writer. Both were born on October 3, 1916.

Events in history on this date include the syndicated newspaper serial story The Red Badge of Courage being published as a book in 1895. In 1910 comedian and future actor/artist Charlie Chaplin arrives in the US on a British vaudeville tour of the states with the likes of Stan Laurel.

Photo of Soft Moon Rising courtesy of © Paul Moore and Dreamstime.com.

Growing Art

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.Charlie Chaplin

Yesterday in Choose the Right Motivation, we mentioned the word salary. I remember graduating high school many years ago and professing my dream to become a starving poet who lived in a cardboard box on the streets. Thank Edgar Allen Poe for that picture of a great writer who knew no returns on his writing while living. Would I die as unfulfilled?

The internet has created numerous opportunities for wannabe writers. Anyone can be “published” and many can be very happy making money writing web content, I know I’ve touched on this before. Many find themselves turning from dreams of creativity to an effort in futility to spin articles that are essentially worth a dime a dozen.

And…that is okay.

While the Edgar Allen Poe in any of us is tackling a writing business that pays, we can still nourish the creative side (okay, maybe that is just a good example for me, insert your own author there).

First, you have to tell me your author. Second, are you growing your art?

Make a Fool of Yourself

Failure is unimportant.
It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin