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Dancing for Kindness

Dancing for Kindness

Dance has a way of bringing us all together, as it transcends language, race, religion and nationality. Let it promote kindness and understanding for all.


They're My Cousin

They're My Cousin

By recognizing we are all cousins, all part of the vast and beautiful human family, perhaps we can be a little kinder, for they are your cousin after all.


Accept Me, Please

Accept Me, Please

Bullying is at epidemic rates here in the US. Some of the youth are now taking a stand against this terrible daily occurrence in so many lives.


The Welsh Musical Heritage

The Welsh Musical Heritage

Welsh musical tradition has influenced my life in many ways, as I found on a recent trip to Wales, my first experience with this beautiful corner of the UK.


The Fruits of Fear

The Fruits of Fear

Fear can move us to both inaction and action. Both are destructive. We must see fear for what it is so that it can be overcome.


Taking a Stand Against Slavery

Taking a Stand Against Slavery

As much as we wish slavery were the dark nightmare of the past, it unfortunately still haunts us today--destroying lives. We can do something about it.


Meet the WDS Attendees: Part III

Meet the WDS Attendees: Part III

In the final post recounting the stories told by some of the 2013 WDS attendees, we learn about doing good within our own sphere of influence.


Meet the WDS Attendees: Part II

Meet the WDS Attendees: Part II

In the second entry in this three-part series, we look at more WDS attendees and their stories. They are going out and making their dreams come true.


Meet the WDS Attendees: Part I

Meet the WDS Attendees: Part I

The attendees are what makes WDS so exciting, wonderful and special. In the first of a three part series, we look at the report on the $100 Investment.


Hugs and the Human Touch

Hugs and the Human Touch

Regardless of the promises of the technological age, we all still need human touch. We all still need hugs. We are, after all, human.


Four Things Ballroom Dance Taught Me

Four Things Ballroom Dance Taught Me

Ballroom dance was a accidental, yet fundamental part of my college experience. It changed me in ways I never expected. Lessons from ballroom dance.


Kindness and Consequence

Kindness and Consequence

I just wanted to share a quick Christmas Eve reminder of the importance of kindness in our world.


Protecting One's Dreams

Protecting One's Dreams

When we are little, our dreams are our reality, yet as we grow older, many of us seem to lose them. Just as important today, we must protect our dreams.


Reality TV's Redeeming Quality

Reality TV's Redeeming Quality

I'm not a big fan of reality TV, but in a limited set of circumstances it does have a redeeming quality. However, you'll need to get past my rant first.


Virtual Choir 4 Released!

Virtual Choir 4 Released!

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise has finally been released thanks to a great composer, a successful Kickstarter, and many talented singers.


World Domination and Other Extracurricular Activities

World Domination and Other Extracurricular Activities

Trying to get my thoughts together from attending the World Domination Summit (WDS), I talk about what it and its core values mean to me and my community.


Matt and the World Dance

Matt and the World Dance

As the viral "Where the Hell is Matt?" videos matured, they showed us through silly dancing that we are all the same, children of God. (The Overview Effect)


Virtual Choir 4: Bliss

Virtual Choir 4: Bliss

It is gratifying to see what the Virtual Choir has become. So for those of you who don't think they can sing, you can now participate in another way.


Universal Language

Universal Language

I love music. I truly do love it for a number of reasons. There is nothing in a culture that so openly tells you all you want to know as music.


One Day

One Day

I was interested to see that what was currently topping the list of most listened to music in iTunes was "One Day" by Matisyahu.


4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

There‚€™s a growing trend known as gamification, perhaps you‚€™ve heard of it. Perhaps not.


Dignity Cannot Wait for Better Times

Dignity Cannot Wait for Better Times

Alberto is a retired lawyer, who has lived the last two decades in Afghanistan helping thousands and thousands of disabled Afghans walk and hope again.


I Can't Believe That's My Child

I Can't Believe That's My Child

The PS22 Chorus shows the importance of the teaching of the arts by someone passionate in our public schools.


Why the worry? I'd rather wonder.

Why the worry? I'd rather wonder.

TED provides insights and thoughts on many, many different subjects, discussed in short, concise talks by many of the leading world thinkers and doers.