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Christian du Pont
​To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything. - Joan Didion
​To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything. - Joan Didion
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From The Economist Espresso: Galloping horse: Ferrari

Confronted my mortality on the tennis court, today. Played tennis with young men in their twenties at the Inverness Country Club, where I performed extremely well for three sets. In the fourth set the Charles Dickens, 'A Christmas Carol,' Spirit-of-the-Future seized my youth and vanished...

If the Ford Motor Company pursues research and development in the technologies of the future and initiates the large scale production of electric vehicles then Ford and its corporate partner Alphabet lead this iconic American company into the 21st Century.

- Christian du Pont

"I want a blaze of light to flame in me forever in a timeless, dear love of everything. And why should I pretend to want anything else?"

— Jack Kerouac

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In an effort to raise the moral of the Japanese troops, Yamamoto flew for an inspection in April on 1943.

The order to take down the admiral came directly from President Roosevelt as sixteen P-38 Lightning fighters were sent to intercept the two Betty bombers, in one of which the admiral was traveling, and their escort of six Mitsubishi Zeros. Having to fly an estimated 600 miles toward their target, the P-38’s flew close to the water in order to avoid radar detection. The Allies recorded the loss of one plane but the mission was a success as the bomber that transported the admiral was brought down above Buin.
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