Fred McFeely Rogers, a.k.a. Mister Rogers was born on this day in 1928.
Fred Rogers was an educator, a Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author and television host. He would come into our homes, put on his sneakers and cardigan and teach us how to be better people.
In 2003 A little more than a month prior to his death, he served as grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade along with Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby. A week later he underwent unsuccessful surgery for stomach cancer. He died on February 27, 2003. He was 74.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.