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Patience and Humility Lead to Heisman

14 December 2014

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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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Random Act of Kindness Goes Viral

31 August 2014

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BAYTOWN, Texas — For the firefighters and EMTs of Station 4 in Baytown it was another normal assignment: rushing to a 911 call to help save someone’s life. But to the family and neighbors of John McCormick it was it was beyond normal. It helped restore a bit of their faith in humanity and the […]

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“O Captain! My Captain!”

26 September 2010

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“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”

24 September 2010

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“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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“We Are Powerful Beyond Measure”

5 July 2010

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“We Are Powerful Beyond Measure”

These words taken from the poem, Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson have been recited in films such as Coach Carter with Samuel Jackson, attributed to Nobel prize winning world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, and sampled in popular mashups by pop culture artists as Eric Horner (see popular fan-made video by Eric aka “Cnior” […]

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“Concentrated Power of Will”

16 May 2010

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“Concentrated Power of Will”

Fort Minor is at it again with their dramatic words and powerful rythms, strings and percussion to create key moods and tracks to this summer’s remake of the 80s hit movie, “The Karate Kid.”  Recorded and released in 2006, the track “Remember the Name” used by TNT extensively in its coverage of the NBA Playoffs. . We […]

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I Can’t Imagine… the Inspiring Story of Team Hoyt

8 May 2010

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I Can’t Imagine…  the Inspiring Story of Team Hoyt

This timeless story continues to bring tearful emotions with each telling and makes us challenge ourselves to always do as much with our talents. Rick Hoyt was born to his parents, Dick and Judy, a spastic quadriplegic.  As parents, Dick and Judy were advised that there was little hope for Rick to live a “normal” life, and that he should be […]

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Butler’s NCAA Never Ending Cinderella Story Should Have Never Ended

7 April 2010

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Butler’s NCAA Never Ending Cinderella Story Should Have Never Ended

What goes up… should have never come down. . If this were a Hollywood script, the game and film would have ended and faded to black (in slow motion) as Gordon Hayward launched his 50-foot (potential game winning) shot toward the basket as time expired. . “The ball is in the air.  And because the ball is […]

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Greatest Individual Athletic Achievement Record Holder Turns 81

23 March 2010

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Greatest Individual Athletic Achievement Record Holder Turns 81

On November 18, 2005 Forbes magazine proclaimed Roger Bannister’s Four-Minute Mile the greatest athletic achievment of the preceding 150 years.  Today, March 23, 2010, Sir Roger Bannister turns 81. Recalling the momentous event, Bannister himself has stated, “…it was more of a psychological barrier than a physical barrier.”  This point is borne out by the fact that while the world record […]

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

20 March 2010

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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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