One More Time: You Can Accomplish Anything, If You Put Your Mind To It

       Several weeks ago I wrote about Gac Filipaj, who had escaped from war-ravaged Yugoslavia when he was in his 30s, settled in the Bronx, took English classes at a local high school and a custodial job at Columbia, and finally graduated from Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree with honors.  

       Now comes the story of Dawn Loggins from North Carolina who was abandoned by her drug-using parents during her junior year in high school last year.  Determined not to be like her parents, she spent her senior year living with various families and working as a janitor at her high school, cleaning between classes and studying after her last chore at night.  And now what?  She graduated from high school and has been accepted to attend Harvard in the fall.  Is it proof once again that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it?  I think so. 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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