The 59 Vets Project Wonders Who’s Your Favorite Veteran Prez?

In our American history we’ve had many veterans who later became President of the United States. George Washington is our favorite here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT, but we’d love to know who is yours! So visit our post on Facebook and let us know. We’d love to hear from you. Here:


“Success” by the great poet Berton Braley!


One of America’s greatest poets was a guy named Berton Braley (1882 – 1966). He wrote sophisticated and unusual rhyming poetry that was most often practical, enlightening, positive and inspiring. Here is one such poem from Berton that with clever wit and rhyme ought to inspire you!


If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it
If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry and cheap for it
If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,
If gladly you’ll sweat for it,
Fret for it,
Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,
If you’ll simply go after that thing that you want,
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,
If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,
If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You’ll get it!

Patrick P. Stafford's photo.

Need a Wedding Speech?



Getting married soon? Or have a love-struck friend or relative who is?

Well, I write unforgettable wedding speeches that will make royalty blush in envy! For the bride, groom, made of honor, best man or even the bartender who has a thing or two to say about it. if you need an awesome speech to make you the life of the wedding and make the wedding the event of the year, I’m your speech writing man!  Drop me a note and let’s do it. And may you live happily ever after! Here: /

The 59 Vets Project Invites You to Death Valley National Park!

There’s a lot to experience and see at Death Valley National Park other than lizards, snakes, hot sand, molten rock and cacti. And all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT can’t wait to experience and share it with our military veterans when we visit this historical national park with them.
Our happy enterprise is to teach veterans the ways of 4K, 3D and VR videography and photography and help them find careers in this stimulating vocation. At the same time, we will be visiting and making a video/photographic record of all our 59 national parks, with a chef on board each journey to wine and dine us every day and night in the finest cuisine this side of Paris, France!
Death Valley is the largest national park south of Alaska and the driest and hottest spot in North America (with a record high of 134°F). It also sports the lowest elevation throughout the continent: 282 feet below sea level! Yet despite all these extremes, Death Valley enjoys almost a million visitors every year.
Death Valley is rife with mountains, and the the highest in the park is Telescope Peak at 11,049 feet, which is located 15 miles from Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the U.S. The vertical drop from Telescope Peak to Badwater Basin is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon!
The National Geographic website says this: “Named by gold prospectors struggling through the area in 1849, Death Valley has been inhabited by Timbisha Shoshone Native Americans; gold prospectors, including slaves; Chinese immigrants mining for silver and borax; Basque immigrants who settled here at the turn of the 20th century; and Japanese Americans temporarily interned here during World War II.”
To learn more about this amazing national park, visit this online site: And to learn more about the 59 VETERANS PROJECT and join us to help veterans, please visit our headquarters company here:

Why America Needs HSR!



How fast are high speed bullet trains and why does America need high speed rail?  Watch this 60-second video and you’ll know.  But focus and pay attention!  For it moves at super-duper high speed rail hurtling bullet train speed! Catch it here:

Separate Lives


Dear Song Mailing List:

In keeping with my eternal quest for the best and most beautiful torch songs in human history, I stumbled across this one I hadn’t listened to in a few millennia…by that master of beautiful songwriting, Stephen Bishop (of “It Might Be You” Oscar winning fame).  Give a listen and grab it and add it to your list of magnificent lyrical sonic beauty.  For sure, Stephen has lots of ’em for you to add, believe me!

Patrick The Poet


BONUS HIT: “Save It For A Rainy Day” –

Please Help This Good Man!


Please visit our new FB page “Causes Worth Supporting & Helping.” Our very first cause is Don Martini. We are supporting his crowdfunding campaign to gather donations so he can obtain the surgery he needs to remove his cancer and so he can live a long life and be with his wife and children.

Don is a good man, a devoted husband and a loving father. Your donation–even of just $5–can make a difference in saving his life. Please go here and visit his GoFundMe site and help however much you can:

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

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