Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Light Bulb Moments

Hell, there are no rules here – we're trying to accomplish something.
~Thomas A. Edison

Today I’m putting the finishing touches on a little biography for one of my employers.

It’s about someone whose image you’ll see when you look up “Awesome” in the dictionary.

Yep, I’m talking about Thomas Alva Edison.

If you don’t know much about Tommy Boy, prepare to be enlightened.

Sorry, I can never resist wordplay.

Anyway, when Edison was 30 years old, he built his dream lab.

Soon after moving in, he set a couple of goals.

Goal #1 – He would create one small invention every 10 days.

Goal #2 – He would create one big invention every 6 months.

A long-lasting light bulb and the phonograph would soon follow.

By the end of his life, Mr. Edison had 1,093 patents and…

3,500 notebooks full of thoughts and ideas.

Imagine what YOU could do if you made a couple of goals like that.

And remember –

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
~Thomas A. Edison

PROMPT: It’s a great day to get all Edison… or write about a great inventor. Or both! Well, that’s my plan, anyway.


  1. A story idea every 10 days, a fabulous story idea every six months. Sounds good!