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Schrödinger’s Dreams

In 1935, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed an interesting thought experiment, which has come to be known colloquially as Schrödinger’s Cat. This thought experiment is an illustration of one of the peculiarities of quantum mechanics. In this thought experiment a cat is placed inside a space with an agent (poison or explosives) that at a […]

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Life By Choice

A favorite poem of mine is Robert Frost‘s The Road Not Taken. While some use it as a rallying call to walk one’s own path (the road less traveled by). Yet, I believe its meaning is far deeper and more sublte. It’s really about choice. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I […]

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Meet the WDS Attendees: Part III

[Part I] [Part II] [Part III] This is the final installment highlighting the stories of WDS attendees from this last year. In this last video, attendees were only given one minute each to tell their story (though it wasn’t strictly enforced). They talk about: Finding the right company to work for and making it happen […]

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Meet the WDS Attendees: Part II

[Part I] [Part II] [Part III – coming soon] Last week I started this three-part series of sharing WDS attendee stories. In this session, five attendees spoke of their passions and how it applied to all the others in attendance. They spoke of: Inviting those with disabilities to participate and contribute to the world around […]

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Living Beyond Our Limits

If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go? That’s the way Amy Purdy opened her 2011 TEDxOrangeCoast talk. And, it’s fitting for one with such an amazing story. At age 19, she was taken to the emergency room suffering from flu-like symptoms. She was […]

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Stepping into the Dark

I need to know I can be lost and not afraid. ~ Trip the Light This lyric, from the most recent Where the Hell is Matt? video, really resonates with me. To travel to an unknown land and to explore it beyond the bounds of the neatly curated tourist experience is truly a special experience […]

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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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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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Marginalizing a Lie

It’s odd to think there are now multiple “generations” between me and the children born today. I’m grateful to not be part of Generation Y (also known as the Millennials), which are classified those born between 1982 and 2002, and their associated problems. But, I am old enough that one of the insipid lies at […]

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