What inspires you?

What inspires your work?

Armitage:    It never occurred to me not to.  You know Yogi Berra says when you come to a fork in the road you take it, and that’s what I’ve done.  I went to the Naval Academy to play football, not to be a naval officer.  And then I graduated, and I found myself in the Vietnam War.  Through people I’d met in Vietnam and after, I became acquainted with people who are working at high levels of government.  And they, for whatever reason, remembered me.  So one thing just led to another.  I don’t think there was a grand plan other than by the Creator.  I certainly didn’t have one.  I get up each morning, and if I come to a fork in the road I take it.

Armitage claims chance and choice prove inspirational.

Understand your own mind and goals via bullet journaling

Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.

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  • Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
  • The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
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Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

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  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
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Car culture and suburban sprawl create rifts in society, claims study

New research links urban planning and political polarization.

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Politics & Current Affairs
  • Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
  • Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
  • People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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