Who among us hasn't wanted -- indeed, needed -- to hear words of encouragement when we've stumbled as we stroll along life's complicated path? No one manages to escape moments of disappointment and some form of failure. In those tough times, don't all of us want to be lifted by words that are truly inspirational? The renowned 19th century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well: “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” And those are the very sentiments we hear from Caleb Woodhouse.
Caleb Woodhouse is a 1954 graduate of Brown University and a retired history teacher. He lives in Little Compton, Rhode Island, where he and his wife Alessandra frequently exchange encouraging words.