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Four Things Ballroom Dance Taught Me

If you were to look at me now, ‘professional dancer’ isn’t a descriptive term that is likely to spring immediately to mind. Years of a desk job do things to you. Yet, at one point in my life I held that title, meaning I was paid to dance or, more specifically, I was paid to […]

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Kindness and Consequence

I just wanted to share a quick Christmas Eve reminder of the importance of kindness in our world. Orly Wahba is the founder of Life Vest Inside, a non-profit with the mission to “To EMPOWER and UNITE the world with KINDNESS”.

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Protecting One’s Dreams

I clearly remember one evening sitting in a restaurant across from an old friend whom I hadn’t seen in years. Our friendship had been a great one, but in the intervening years we had drifted apart and what had once been only small differences in personality and thought had grown into gulfs. But, that didn’t […]

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Reality TV’s Redeeming Quality

It’s been a long day. I’m tired. Flopping down on the hotel bed in <insert your favorite foreign country here>, I flip through the TV channels hoping to find something in English or that I can follow in the local language. Lately, it seems I’ll invariably stubble onto some American-produced reality TV tripe like Here […]

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Virtual Choir 4 Released!

Back in January, I blogged about Eric Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir 4 Kickstarter. Now, after much anticipation, it has finally been released. And, through the generosity of 1,938 backers donating $122,555 (USD), we have it to enjoy. Here it is. Visually and musically different from the first three, it contains roughly five minutes of singing, followed […]

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World Domination and Other Extracurricular Activities

I think it may take some time to fully digest this weekend. #WDS2013 — Trev Harmon (@trev_harmon) July 8, 2013 If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, this last weekend you would have noticed a large number of posts tagged with #WDS2013. While you may be tempted to think I was at the World […]

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Matt and the World Dance

At the end of last year, I blogged about the Overview Effect, a phenomenon experienced by astronauts as they view the earth from far above. To many it is a life-changing experience. But, not all of us can go into space. Bummer. Today, I want to talk about someone who managed to not only experience […]

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Virtual Choir 4: Bliss

For those who have followed the Virtual Choir from its earliest days, it is gratifying to see what it has become. As it has grown, putting it together has become much more of a production. So for those of you who don’t think they can sing, you can now participate in another way. This time […]

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Universal Language

A wonderful quote about music one will find floating around the Internet (sometimes cited, sometimes not), was given by David O. McKay in April General Conference 1945: Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls. I love music. I truly do love it for a […]

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One Day

Inside of iTunes there is a playlist named “Top 25 Most Played”, which lists what iTunes considers to be one’s favorite songs. Obviously, the more one listens to the song, the more one must like it. Stands to reason. Now, in my case, iTunes actually holds only a minor part of my overall music library, […]