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It’s Wednesday, April 10th, and the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I experience a lot of the world’s beauty through music, so as I peer through the bright windows of my home, the melodies of a singer and her guitar softly play through the headphones in my ears. It’s an experience all […]

Golden Arm

One of the joys of being a parent is watching your children succeed in life. If you are a reasonable parent you set your expectations at healthy and happy, and consider everything else as icing on the cake. I think the first accomplishment most parents are excited about is a poopie diaper. This checks the […]

Off the Sidelines

For me, when I’ve heard the phrase “off the sidelines and into the game,” it brings simultaneous feelings of extreme excitement and fear. I remember my junior year of high school on the track team being the alternate for the record-holding, state bound, and practically legendary 4×400 team. I had dreamed of the moment I […]

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Risa Gomez

TED Talks have revolutionized the flow of information since it was created in 1984. In the age of the internet and information, TED has opened up communication channels between the movers of industry and everyday people. No longer are the “secrets” to success kept hidden away, but instead shared on a stage in 18 minutes […]

Don’t Let The Smiles Fool You

Tonight I returned my mom to her assisted living facility after being out of town with us the past week of Christmas. For the 3 hour drive down, she insisted that she needed to stop by her home. We are currently renovating it and there is nothing left that she would either want or need. […]

Larkin Garbee

Picture (from left to right): Ashley Ray, Larkin Garbee, Christine Austin, Arnold Kim As I waited at 804RVA to be able to sit down with Larkin Garbee to have a conversation about strength, I noticed out of the corner of my eye a small poster near the front door. I squinted and read “The Country […]