30 September 1956 A tense, “driven” person (and by that, I mean an inward drive) can be very brilliant – just as a shooting star is brilliant. Also, such a person can misjudge – and in their hurry to do – are not always careful & objective.
28 September 1956 Blanche and I heard Sylvia Porter at the Nat’l City Bank Finance Forum yesterday. Later, at Higbee’s Blanche bought some cinnamon wafers for Nancy. Nancy loves them, and Blanch says, “I’m getting very fond of that gal.” Later at home, after supper, Kurt, Blanche, and I were talking stock forecasting. (She’s very … Continue reading 28 September 1956
21 September 1956 Called Blanche this morning to give her a bit of dope on yesterday’s Finance Forum (Nat’l City Bank). I told her a little of my conversation with Jim Dawson – (the economist). She seized up the conversation this way: “Those people are so glad to talk with someone [to whom] they don’t … Continue reading 21 September 1956
19 September 1956 Dr. James R. Killian, President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sees no conflict between education for the gifted and the education for all. So far, he added, it has been education for all. Edger S. Johnson – Pres. Nat’l Carbon Dev. – Union Carbide & Carbon Corp. – at dedication of new … Continue reading 19 September 1956
16 September 1956 The only difference between me and many other people I knowis that I am a lifetime student and reader of the written word. As Kurt says, too– it depends also on what you read – the funnies, the sport pages, and trashynovels are not what I consider reading matter. They perhaps have … Continue reading 16 September 1956
8 September 1956 Definition (acceptable to me) of God: “The incomprehensible, ever-present ruling intelligence and power behind creation.” “It is of no great importance that we should call this power “God” . . . We establish an inner contact with this power as we give attention to it. Because we do not all make the … Continue reading 8 September 1956
7 September 1956 The children are off to school, but I haven’t really gotten to understand the whole day is now mine. Guess it will take a week or so to believe the fact. School notes and comments: Bill was quite dapper and expansive over the idea of school – he just acted as though … Continue reading 7 September 1956