The following is an excerpt from Joseph Flaherty | September 13, 2012 | Wired.com |
Think you don’t have time to pick up a hobby? Imagine being a head of state, an Emmy award-winning actor, or a musician that can score a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While these vocations often require years of dedication and leave little extra free time, we’ve found a few highly notable names that have garnered great success in side hobbies as diverse and surprising as carpentry, model railroading, and interior decorating.
Sure, celebrity access and money doesn’t hurt their endeavors, but it doesn’t always improve talent either. Now quit yer gripin’ and get back to the workshop.
George Washington was a military genius, precedent-setting president, and a passionate interior decorator. The fact that the father of our country was an interior decorator is often left out of short biographies. David McCullough rectified this oversight in his history of the Revolutionary War, 1776, with a description of Washington’s dedication to window treatments.
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