Your Excellent Adventure

May 17, 2012 by

A few weeks ago I was standing off to the side in a quiet airport. I overheard a man talking with his friend. He was recounting all...

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School on wheels brings classe...

Apr 22, 2012 by

HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking...

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How to Be Amazed: See the Wond...

Apr 18, 2012 by

Wonder is all around us. When we were children, we saw it everywhere we looked. Everything was new, fresh, amazing. We grabbed the...

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Please Stop the Cruelty

Apr 1, 2012 by

What we do not know exists, we cannot change. But, once we have information, we can embark on the journey to change. This is why we...

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What Can You Accomplish?

Mar 24, 2012 by

What can you accomplish when you combine your desire, effort and imagination? Well, just about anything. Your commitment, energy and...

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Becoming Stronger

Mar 22, 2012 by

I was asked a while back, ‘How do we become strong?’ I just love being asked this kind of thing, it throws my mind into a mad swirl...

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Who Turned Out the Lights?

Mar 5, 2012 by

“Life offers contradictory truths: We are separate, yet we are one. Accidents happen, yet there are no accidents. Death is...

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A National Geographic Love Sto...

Mar 2, 2012 by

Mabel Gardiner Hubbard was only five years old when scarlet fever rendered her deaf for life. At the age of 17, she would meet a...

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When to listen to fear (and wh...

Feb 29, 2012 by

If fear tells you not to step onto a pond that has just frozen over, it is a good idea to listen to fear. But if fear tells you not...

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The Painful Truth

Feb 21, 2012 by

We’ve all experienced some form of emotional pain in our lives at some stage or another, and as I was considering what to write about...

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Bald is Beautiful

Feb 11, 2012 by

A group of American women got together with the idea of redefining the concept of beauty. Men can be blond, brown, red, white and…...

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For the Want of a Home

Feb 5, 2012 by

From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I...

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Red Tails – the film eve...

Jan 26, 2012 by

George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been...

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What’s the square footage?

Jan 24, 2012 by

The age of the McMansion has become passé. The overblown contest of house size, “Who’s is bigger?”, has found it’s new location...

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A Good Death and How to Achiev...

Jan 9, 2012 by

Is it possible to create a good death? Or is someone simply lucky if he or she dies well? These are the fascinating questions Dr. Ira...

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Give Yourself To Love

Jan 5, 2012 by

Give yourself to love. Never be afraid to love. Love the tender young, the wise old, animals (big and small). Love the tiniest of...

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Back on Track

Jan 1, 2012 by

It had been snowing on and off periodically for a few days and I awoke one morning to discover that my beloved car was now under some...

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Life is a Journey Sometimes Wa...

Dec 28, 2011 by

The book, “Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance,” by Native American writer Joseph M. Marshall III, opens with an extended...

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Happily Ever After: Cinderella...

Dec 22, 2011 by

 From the ASPCA blog: Fairytales do come true. In June, 2010 ASPCA responders deployed to rural Tennessee, to assist with a critical...

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From Here to There and Back

Dec 20, 2011 by

If your goal is to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco it is a simple procedure to look at a map and determine the route you wish to...

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

Dec 18, 2011 by

(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of...

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The Meal. The Moment. The Memo...

Dec 16, 2011 by

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The Open Prosthetic Project

Dec 14, 2011 by

This story is a Google search story, one used to help you understand the power of being able to search for what information you need...

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Pay It Forward Conversation

Dec 10, 2011 by

Yesterday in Buellton, CA (which is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and the little town of Cambria, where I live) I met up...

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