Imagine Learning THIS from your Local Skater Punk

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Skateboarding is for boys. That’s the general assumption, at least; when we think of skateboarding, we tend to visualize teenage boys with long hair speeding down railings, or racing up and down the half-pipes at skate parks. Not exactly a place where a six year old girl is welcome to try to learn her own […]

Something Like Forgiveness: John Sage’s Bridges to Life Program

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In 1993, John Sage’s mother was murdered. Now, in 2015, he runs a rehabilitation program called Bridges to Life that is dedicated to helping inmates who are serving murder sentences come to grips with what they’ve done by inspiring empathy with their victims. Sage’s program is similar to other prison education programs, except for that […]

Re-Imagining Happily Ever After

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Though it may seem counter-intuitive, sometimes an unhappy ending leads to a happy one. That is what Lara Bazelon found after the dissolution of her unsuccessful first marriage lead to the first happy vacation with her children and now ex-husband. She recently shared her story in an essay published in the New York Times, through […]

Eric Hites Gets Grounded and Gets Going

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Eric Hites was 567 pounds, living in his parents’ house in Indiana after his wife left him for another man, unemployed, and had a choice to make. He could do the easy thing (nothing) or he could make a lifestyle change to get a handle back on his health and his life. It was while […]

Kelvin Moon Loh Stands Up and Stands Out From The Crowd

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The show must go on, but that doesn’t always mean it should. This is a fact that Kelvin Moon Loh, an understudy in a Broadway production of “The King and I,” struggled with recently when an audience member’s autistic son disrupted his performance. Making noise during a Broadway performance is a seen as serious faux-pas […]