Major Strides for Paraplegics

The military is focusing on robotic skeletons to help paralyzed soldiers walk again. The exoskeleton is a wearable robot that allows a wheelchair user to stand up and walk. It could be a game-changer for anyone who is a paraplegic. Currently many of those with the condition use something similar to what Scooters ‘N Chairs offers

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What Type of Ripples Do You Want to Create?

As I have gone through life, I have come appreciate the “ripple effect” and how interconnected the world is.  Every action or choice impacts many other people around you and around them. Most of us know the analogy of throwing a rock in a placid lake, where even a small pebble will make ripples.  These

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Steve Jobs: Good Enough Was Never Good Enough

We lost one of the great business leaders and innovators of our lifetime. His sister’s eulogy captures his private life as a father, a husband and a brother. For me, Steve Jobs’ passing was the loss of a personal inspiration and an intense competitor (explained below). Everyone talks about Jobs’ amazing impact on various industries. And it’s true,

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Inspirational Fight: Cancer Survivor Makes NY Giants Roster

I love a story about overcoming challenges.  They put life and the “possible” in perspective for all of us. One of my favorites involves a young football player whose story is still evolving today. The best overall college linebacker I have personally watched is Mark Herzlich. How good was he? Dominant. In 2008, his junior year, he

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Remembering 9-11 and the Man in the Red Bandana

This weekend is the 10 year anniversary of the most tragic day in my lifetime: September 11, 2001.  Like most, I will never forget where I was when it happened. I will never forget the chaos and the rumors that spread beyond the attacks on the Pentagon and Twin Towers. I remember the numb and

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“King of the Hill” vs. “Mountain Climbers”

I recently spent time with a bunch of young nieces and nephews. I noticed how jealous they become of one another if one of the other kids receives a gift or more attention. They vie for attention to take it from the other kid. The oldest may try to take the toy away from the younger one; the

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Quote on How to Live Life

I just love this quote by George Bernard Shaw quote.  I have nothing to add. “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world

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