Musician’s Passion Fires His Music

Musician’s Passion Fires His Music

Musical artist, Makana, speaks his mind, music and passion, all at once in his latest video creation Lyrics: I’ve been lied to. Misled. Built up by what they said Lifted only to be let down I’ve been taken for a ride Given power to decide Only to find out I was wrong But I’ve learned […]

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Best Job Interview Ever! – Shelby Mitchusson (Lose Yourself in ASL)

Best Job Interview Ever! – Shelby Mitchusson (Lose Yourself in ASL)

Shelby Mitchusson’s signed interpretation of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” won her a job and public and internet acclaim. Her passionate expressions radiate through the video which can be seen below, and the video job application for the American Sign Language (ASL) team at Austin City Limits has seen life on YouTube, Good Morning America, Huffington Post […]

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“You Beat Cancer by How You Live, Why You Live and the Manner in Which You Live”

“You Beat Cancer by How You Live, Why You Live and the Manner in Which You Live”

Stuart Scott was a game changer. A veteran anchor on ESPN, Stuart died Sunday, January 4, 2015 after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 49. In 2014, he won ESPN’s prized ESPY Jimmy V Perseverance Award for the encouragement and motivation to others fighting the disease; that speech is below. Stuart worked for ESPN […]

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Patience and Humility Lead to Heisman

Patience and Humility Lead to Heisman

After waiting four years in high school to start for his school, and playing another four years in college (redshirt freshman through this year as a junior), University of Oregon Duck star quarterback, Marcus Mariota, earns college football’s highest individual honor, the Heisman Trophy. Watch his inspiring role model tribute video below. Mahalo Marcus from […]

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“O Captain!  My Captain!”

“O Captain! My Captain!”

In this masterfully well played scene from the movie, Dead Poets Society, Williams’ students pay tribute to him a most unique way. Throughout the film, Robin Williams’ character, English literature instructor John Keating takes his students on a progressive journey of personal growth and character development. In earlier separate scenes, he has them stand on […]

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“Jason’s Gift Becomes a Gift for Us All”

“Jason’s Gift Becomes a Gift for Us All”

An autistic 17-year-old’s astounding three-point shooting spree in his high school team’s last regular season game would inspire millions of online video, news, and sports viewers, and win him national recognition and honors in addition to the heart and souls of us all. Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Jason McElwain initially had trouble […]

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“Leaving Microsoft to Change the World”

“Leaving Microsoft to Change the World”

What began as a vision to share his love of reading with children of a rural Nepali village has quickly become a global movement of promoting literacy and education. By the end of 2009, John Wood’s organization, “Room to Read” counts over 7,500 libraries, 830 schools, and nearly 8,800 attending school by way of Room […]

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Randy Pausch Reminds All, “It’s About How You Live Your Life”

Randy Pausch Reminds All, “It’s About How You Live Your Life”

In October of 2007, Oprah Winfrey brought one man’s lecture, his last, to the attention of a nation, as she most famously often does. For it was only one month prior, that Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Randy Pausch delivered what would become his ‘last lecture’ titled, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” to a […]

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We’re Only Dancing on this Earth for a Short While (Oh Very Young)

We’re Only Dancing on this Earth for a Short While (Oh Very Young)

Our four-year old twins were dancing and playfully being their four-year old selves last night, when I stepped back to enjoy the moment…, at which point, these prophetic lyrics came to mind… “Oh, very young We’re only dancing on this earth for a short while…” Oh very young What will you leave us this time? […]

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I Dreamed a Dream!

I Dreamed a Dream!

Susan Boyle came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV program Britain’s Got Talent on April 11, 2009, singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables. Boyle’s initial appearance received a skeptical reception until she began to sing. Before she had finished the song’s opening phrase, a standing ovation for […]

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I was told I was Beautiful but what does that mean to you (Unpretty – TLC)

I was told I was Beautiful but what does that mean to you (Unpretty – TLC)

I often think this fits the category of “Best Song Ever” Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” TLC sang the same thing and empowered a whole new generation in a timeless fashion, including a mixed cover on the hit show, Glee. Still, there’s nothing like an original.  […]

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