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20 Things We Should Say More Often

Robby Novak (aka Kid President) has developed a huge following as he spreads his message to “be more awesome.”  I was interested in learning more about the motivation behind these videos, so I did a little research.  Turns out that … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Anatomy of a New Yorker Cartoon

When I graduated from college, I subscribed to the The New Yorker.  It is a weekly magazine and while the articles and essays are superbly written, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind. As the stack grew, my … Continue reading

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TED Talk: The Mystery Box

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams is best known as the creative genius behind the hit television series “Lost.”  In this witty, touching, and passionately fast-paced talk, Abrams, who is wonderfully likable, shares his take on how to create magic on the big … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Photos from a Storm Chaser

The night before my (outdoor) wedding, a storm was forming on the distant Midwestern horizon.  It had been predicted. As we drove back to the hotel from the rehearsal dinner, we watched a far off bank of gray and purple … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Designing Books Is No Laughing Matter. Okay, It Is.

I can make a pretty safe bet that you are not going to run into anyone like Chip Kidd in the course of your day.  He is, in a word, flamboyant. He is also a talented graphic designer for Alfred … Continue reading

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TEDx Talk: The Price of Invulnerability

Every time I hear Brené Brown speak I feel like something within me is validated.  Listening to her is like having one of those really meaningful heart-to-heart conversations with your best friend. In this TEDx Talk, Brown continues to explore … Continue reading

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Sun Dogs

My husband’s aunt, who is a sleep tech at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota, was returning home from work early one morning when she spotted this sun dog in her rear view mirror. Despite a forty below wind chill … Continue reading

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