. . .But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight. . .1


Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955.  His life was fascinating in many respects.

Although a man engrossed in the demands of his career, Churchill found time for outside interests.  It is in this aspect that Churchill can be an example.  Lawyers are often so burdened by the pressure of making a living that they have few interests outside of the law.

Churchill was an accomplished artist.  He found a haven in art to overcome spells of depression which he suffered throughout his life.  He was also a prolific author. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

In addition, Winston was also an amateur bricklayer, constructing buildings and garden walls at his country home in Chartwell where he also bred butterflies.  As the new year approaches, the life of this great statesman offers a valuable lesson.2

by Patrick Gaffney

by Patrick Gaffney

1 Frost, Robert. “Two Tramps in Mud Time.” St. 9. March 26, 1874.  Retrieved from www.etymonline.com.

2 Wikipedia. Winston Churchill.