Eight Years Ago — George Bush’s Last Day in Office

by Bernie Swain
It was Monday January 19, 2009, the last day of his presidency, and George Bush asked if we would stop by the White House. Weeks earlier, George Bush (43) had accepted our offer to represent him and he wanted us to see the Oval Office before his furnishings were replaced with the choices of the new President, Barack Obama. We spent an hour with him on that morning, as he took us around the room and shared with us the … Continue reading "Eight Years Ago — George Bush’s Last Day in Office"

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Open Mind, Open Heart — Lessons for the new Administration of Donald J. Trump

by Bernie Swain
I interviewed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for my book "What Made Me Who I Am". The turning points in her life are all about keeping an open mind and being willing to be proven wrong. It is a good and important lesson for the new administration of Donald J. Trump. Doris left home after high school to go to Colby College in Maine, and then on to graduate school at Harvard, where she studied government and history. She was interested … Continue reading "Open Mind, Open Heart — Lessons for the new Administration of Donald J. Trump"