Rose: the virtue of determination and hard work shines brighter than any accolade

Socrates. Plato. Voltaire. Ricky Bobby. ******************************************** My 9-year old son Carson has yet to read the great thoughts of the great philosophers. Or watched the movie Talladega Nights, at least not that I am aware of. “If you’re not first you’re last,” Will Farrell’s lampoonish character, NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby infamously quipped during the movie. […]