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The George Washington Rulebook of Achievement

The George Washington Rulebook of Achievement

This is the classic book of behavior that George Washington famously used to shape his personality and learn habits of behavior that would make him successful in society and in his calling.

In the end, this was the book that set him on the path to becoming a great man.

This is the modernized, expanded edition that includes rules of behavior from the ages and from modern research.

that are important
to me now

I have lost faith in the public discourse – in the trends, in the demands, in the accusations, in the rhetoric, in the power-grabbing, in the brow-beating, in the posturing, in the believing-your-own-bullshit, in the me-me-me-ness of it all.

I reflect on what is important.

Living the life you want to live.

Making your limited time worthy of the miracle of existence.

Listening to the soul, to the truth, to creation, to God or No-God. 

Happiness. Fulfillment. Giving. Seeing, feeling, speaking, experiencing. 


Poetry & Purpose

Poetry & Purpose

I remember discussing this with my Dad:

Is wisdom something you get when you are older, or does it have nothing to do with age?

I thought then I would be wise by now – I am not.

But I am old enough to tell the difference between truth and lie, wisdom and folly, sense and bullshit. I am old enough to recognize wisdom when I see it.

The Poetry & Purpose project is my journey to find wisdom.

I will search in the books of wisdom, especially in those of an older time, for I feel that we have lost the wisdom that our society was built upon.

You Will Find Love – the Book

You Will Find Love

An illustrated poem

It’s with great pleasure I present work of Cornelis Cornelius, poet and digital artist. This book is a poem of hope and reassurance for those living for a brief moment without love – it was concieved and created to give only this message: That you will find love.