Monthly Archives: February 2013

Harnessing the power of YouTube

The internet offers many tools for communicating your ideas effectively. One of the leading tools available is YouTube.  YouTube offers one of the most effective video editing tools with free music and clips. In trying to communicate the essence of your idea, expensive video editing is troubling for indie designers. However, YouTube’s video editor is […]

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And Still I Rise

When I was in high school, I participated in Speech and Debate throughout my career. I can say without doubt that it was the most rewarding and important program I took part in. I was even invited to Harvard University to compete with my team as only a Freshman. My mother was unable to afford […]

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Fashion Week for Athletes!

As Fashion Week in New York City winds down, take a look at the hottest fashions you won’t see on the runway this year. Instead, these styles will be getting attention on athletic fields and basketball courts across the United States. You might even see one at your next bachelorette party or charity event. What’s […]

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Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s was always fun for us as kids, but what I didn’t realize was how important Ripley’s was for American history! At one point in history, Robert Ripley would get more letters than the president of the United States! Case in point: Ripley’s was critical in establishing our National Anthem: On November 3, 1929, in […]

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Ripley’s

While working on “The Home Run that Tours America,” I learned so much about “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” and its impact on American culture. Edward Meyer, Vice President of Exhibits and Archives at Ripley Entertainment, offered me a wealth of information on Ripley’s and their role in sports history. He was incredibly kind and […]

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Economics of the Imagination

What is the effect of economics on the imagination? Does our economic status and environment impact our ability to imagine, or our willingness to do so? How does this influence literature and drama? How is this important to our culture? How is this important to politics and movements? How is this important to upward mobility […]

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Action – Part Two

America is a country of action, and I sought to represent this through the use of verbs by the characters. “Ponderosa Pines reaching up to the sky” is one example. Rather than stating “The Ponderosa Pines are tall.” In Hollywood, “actors stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Rather than “Hollywood is full of actors.” […]

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