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Governor Rod Blagojevich Says Goodbye with Lord Alfred Tennyson’s ‘Ulysses’ Poem

blogo.jpegFollowing his impeachment by the Illinois House of Representatives, Governor Rod Blagojevich concluded his political career with yet another poem. Last year he read Rudyard Kipling, and today he ended his final press conference with Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Here’s more from the MSNBC report: “He concluded by quoting a poem from ‘Ulysses’ by Lord Alfred Tennyson, ending with: “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Here’s a link to the full poem.

For more political/literary inspiration, here is a video of Rachel Maddow finishing the Rudyard Kipling poem that Blagojevich read at a recent press conference. Novelist Scott Simon received an unexpected boost in sales when his tale of Chicago corruption came painfully true.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.