George Eckenrode


The following is what I live by titled

"The Creed"
... Dean Alfange - American statesman born December 2, 1899

I Do Not Choose To Be Common

It is my right to be uncommon - if I can.

I seek opportunity - not security.

I want to take the calculated risk;

to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.

I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence;

the thrill of fullfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for deneficence

nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master

nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid;

to think and act for myself,

enjoy the benefit of my creations

and to face the world and boldly say,

"This I have done."