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Chuck Welch
Chuck Welch, writer, views reality through the cracked glasses of experience in the dim light of a catholic education.
Chuck Welch, writer, views reality through the cracked glasses of experience in the dim light of a catholic education.
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Is the motion working?
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DocCon2014... Hee we come...
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Some snow for my Floridian friends.

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The first, and only, time I had the pleasure to hear the Lakeland-based band, Magnificent Applesauce.
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Magnificent Applesauce at the Polk Theatre
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It had the opposite effect as I watched. Seeing him stand there I thought...We can overcome fear and stand on top of the world.
"Let me tell you - when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. 

"You don't think about breaking records anymore, you don't think about gaining scientific data - the only thing that you want is to come back alive."

Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h).

If you missed it the first time, you can watch his history-making skydive here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943590

What do you think of his achievement?
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A Home at the End of Google Earth
Separated from his older brother at a train station, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. Nearly 20 years later, living in Australia, he began a painstaking search for his birth home, using ingenuity, hazy memories, and Google Earth.

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I Am Malala Yousafzai #InternationalDayOfTheGirl  
we're all connected

The UN has declared that today, October 11th, is the International Day Of The Girl. I choose to honor today with the story of a young woman whom I didn't know until this week. Her name is Malala Yousafzai, and she is from Pakistan. This young woman (she's 14) has been fighting for the right for young women in her country to attend school despite the violent rule of the Taliban. Unfortunately, she was shot this week by the Taliban for continuing to advocate for children's education. She's currently laying in a hospital on a ventilator fighting for her life.

Malala, I may just be one woman, but I love and respect you for believing in your self and in the right for empowered women to have a place in this world.

You can find out more about her story and watch a documentary about the Swat region of Pakistan here. Note: There is graphic imagery on the video. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/world/asia/pakistan-erupts-in-anger-over-talibans-shooting-of-malala-yousafzai.html

You can also learn more about the education and support of the young women of the world at +10x10 and at their site: http://10x10act.org/10x10-the-film/

photo courtesy of the +The New York Times and Getty Images 
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