by Sunil Bali, 02-12-12

When he was growing up, Ted suffered from severe asthma. Too scared to play outside, he increasingly spent his time reading.

At school his grades were excellent, but his father noticed that his son was becoming ever more shy, introverted and the spark had left his beautiful blue eyes.

Finally, his father sat Ted down for a heart to heart and told him that if he did what he feared, then not only would the fear go away, but he would be much happier and stronger.

Ted took on board his father’s words and not only overcame his asthma, but went on to embrace what he called "the strenuous life" – a life filled with physical activity, adventure and action.

Teddy as he was better known, grew up to be a cowboy, conservationist, war hero, author…..oh and also President of the U.S.A. for 8 years.

My favourite saying of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt is stuck on the wall of my study and reads:

"never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."


Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there – Anon

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain – Emerson

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self – William James


Two Asian heroin addicts have injected themselves with curry powder by mistake – both are in intensive care…..
One has a dodgy tikka and the other one is in a korma.

Currently top of the Pigeon Non Fiction list …..


  1. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.
  2. Tonight’s meeting of the Clairvoyant’s Society has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
  3. Telepath wanted. You know where to apply.

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