Sponsor a Dancer!!!

I’ve known Bridger Barksdale all his life. I am *awed* at his dedication to his pursuits and the *excellence* he achieves in them. I produced this video to show off some of his inspiring skills, and to help him raise money to attend the Bolshoi Theater’s summer intensive program in New York this summer, where he was awarded a 90% scholarship when he tried out at the Grand Prix in Denver this winter. His family…

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Boston Marathon Bombing Commentary: Respect

its April 15th 2013 and today’s been a tough day for Americans. Not only did many people at a fork over their taxes to the government, but three people were killed by bomber the Boston Marathon. we react with shock two tragedies like this, not only because of the senseless loss of life and violence, but also because of the awareness that we are not entirely safe on our own streets. if that was the worst thing that happened today, what a great…

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Happy Thanksgiving + Merry Christmas!

What I am grateful for today (among other things) is that I finally finished writing the last book in my Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas series! The Art of Heart  finally wraps up the trilogy with the most exciting book yet. Click any of the books above to view them on Amazon.com and click the book image there to read the first dozen chapters or so and see if you get hooked by the…

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I Love Work

Imagine for a moment* that you have a dream. [*If you have to *imagine* you have a dream, you should really find yourself an *actual* dream!] Imagine that you feel excited about that dream. Imagine that attaining/accomplishing/becoming your dream would make you happy and satisfied and excited, and that it would give life meaning. Clearly, living your dream would be a good way to live. So why haven’t you reached your dream yet? Why haven’t…

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ESAR Rappels 180′ Mammoth Wall

Here’s another rappelling video for your viewing pleasure. Notice how your stomach feels when the camera looks down that gigantic cliff face! This is the Utah County Explorer Post Search and Rescue Post. If you’re about 16-21, live in Utah County, want more adventure in your life, want to learn rescue skills, and sometimes get called out to assist the Sheriff Search and Rescue Team, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with…

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Backward Beauty

I met with several of my Utah Valley University students yesterday to go over their final papers, and several are promising to be very interesting and well written. One in particular, investigating the role beauty plays in our lives, got me thinking about an idea I’ve been working on, and I made the following video later that night when out for a walk.

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Our Bright Technological Future

Want to get excited about the future? Watch this awesome talk by X Prize’s Peter Diamandis showing how rapidly we’re solving many of our world’s greatest problems. Here at the University of Life, we have a parallel vision. We’re working to build a wealth of information resources to help visitors learn many of life’s most important lessons. And while innovators and researchers reveal new technologies that will transform our external lives, our vision primarily centers…

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