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

3 June 2015

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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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Look What Happens When You Decide to “Just Be Yourself”

23 February 2015

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Look What Happens When You Decide to “Just Be Yourself”

Sam Smith, an unknown singer songwriter performer one year ago, took home four Grammy Awards for musical achievement Sunday, February 8, 2015 including Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. In his first of the four acceptance speeches, he says among other things, “Before I made […]

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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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“You Know You Are Rich When…”

29 September 2010

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“You Know You Are Rich When…”

Joel Osteen reminds us very simply how to keep our perspective on the things that matter most in life. Joel is a best-selling author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, whose weekly messages can be heard on internet and cable channels throughout the country. His style is one based on incorporating […]

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Unrivaled Sportsmanship Between Two Rivaled College Softball Programs

29 September 2010

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Unrivaled Sportsmanship Between Two Rivaled College Softball Programs

A season-ending matchup between two rivaled college programs would not be remembered for its score on the board, but would instead be celebrated for the selfless act and collective human spirit of its teams’ opposing players on the field. . On April 28, 2008 Western Oregon University and Central Washington University faced each other in […]

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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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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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