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American History

In Posts on December 31, 2013 at 3:02 am

Thomas Jefferson

In my humble opinion, Thomas Jefferson was the greatest American who ever lived.

Abraham Lincoln Death Room

This the back bedroom of the William A. Peterson boarding house located on F Street, N.W, across the street from Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., where Abraham Lincoln died at 7:20 A.M, April 15, 1865. A few moments later Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton said, “Now he belongs to the ages.”

Petersen House

William A. Peterson House

516 F Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


Favorite Things

In Posts on September 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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Favorite Things

Here is a list of some of my favorite things. Below are even more.



Union Pacific 951 – A General Motors EMD E-7 passenger locomotive – pulling the UP business train.


Bonsai Trees

Triddent Maple Forest Bonsai


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Check It All Out

In Posts on January 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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Keep It Simple and Smart

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Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and other awards, this 80-page an easy-to-read and understand 80-page power-packed, life changer. Based on the K.I.S.S. philosophy, the book is a how-to guide from changing your thinking, making better and more sound choices, and taking the actions necessary to bring the changes you seek to make     your life more productive, fulfilling, successful, simpler, smarter and saner. The book is available in several editions. A visit to the web site will tell you about the book, the various editions and prices, how to order, and reader comments.


The Keynote Speaker

With a 40-year career as a professional speaker, speaking before more than 3 million people live and countless others on radio and TV. I am best at connecting with people. I speak to audiences of all sizes from three up to 30,000, and yet all I see is a room full of individuals, each one of which has their own needs and wants. It is my job to get their attention (and hold it) by giving them something easy they can use NOW and make it a relevant, permanent part of their life. I use my experience and knowledge through motivational/inspirational topics as well as business and disability awareness presentations. I use humor to get my points across and keep my audiences entertained as well as informed. I tell is like it is, and am one of those people who is WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get. My services as a speaker are available on short notice – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Visit the web page for information about the programs offered, prices and terms.

“Whatever that elusive ‘it’ might be we collectively seek, Ric Morgan has found ‘it’. I am amazed at his ability to take complex roadblocks to success and offer simple, easy to understand solutions that can be implemented easily and immediately. Ric offers an easy, step-by-step approach. He is a consummate public speaker, motivator and teacher whose ability is to communicate to his listeners the simple keys of life. Pay attention to this man…” Don McCauley, Business Executive and Radio Host

(An excerpt of a presentation of the Keep It Simple and Smart philosophy.)

Ric has been fortunate in winning awards both as a speaker and writer. He has also been an actor, broadcaster and has created and owned a number of businesses and was also the founder of three nonprofit organizations. He currently lives in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The holder of two doctoral degrees, he has been listed in a number of Who’s Who editions, Europe’s Men of Achievement, and will soon appear in the next edition of Contemporary Authors.


My Other Books

Besides Keep It Simple and Smart, I have written two other books and edited an anthology of short stories.  My first book is called The Train Of Tomorrow, published by Indiana University Press.  The 200+ page book is the history of the GM Train of Tmorrow from conception, through design and development, building, and touring of the Train, until it was destroyed in the mid-1960’s. The second book, 1,001 Things to Worry About  was published in August 2012, as was a book of short stories called The Bedtime Reader: Volume 1, The Classics Tales, that contains stories by such authors as Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, P.G. Wodehouse and many others. The 400-page book will keep you entertained for my many hours, and is good as a reader for travel and not just bedtime.


Media Information

Are you a member of the press…print, radio or TV…and need more information about me? Then go to this site to see biographical and educational information, awards, the businesses and non-profit organizations I founded, and a partial list of other media I have appeared in or on.


Simply Goofy

Do you love Walt Disney’s Goofy as such as I do? If so this web site is dedicated to the man…uh, dog…or whatever you he is. You will find a lot of pictures, including some with celebrities, news about him and those who have something to do with him, a bunch of cartoons featuring Goofy in very incarnations, and an article called The Tao of Goofy. Come on over and have a look.