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Sep 15 2014 - Never forget that there is a pioneer inside you. The great achievers of years ago, of today, of tomorrow, are not unique. They were not touched by destiny, sprinkled in fairy dust, or in any way given a competitive edge in this race to greatness. They are like you, like me, like all of us. What sets them apart is their relentless passion and determination to win, at all costs, in the face of failure, in the face of ridicule. Success can never be guaranteed, many will fail, but it is impossible to succeed with that pioneering spirit. Sail off toward that horizon! To death or greatness, and settle for nothing else!
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Sep 04 2014 - I am participating in a charity event and fundraising effort called the Polished Man. I will be wearing nail polish on my right ring finger for the next two weeks in order to raise awareness and money in support of charities seeking to curb childhood violence, and support those who have (or currently) suffer from childhood violence around the world...
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Sep 03 2014 - PROVIDENCE - It shocks me to discover that only 22,600 voters went to the polls in the 2012 Rhode Island Democratic Primary, accounting for only 2.7% of all registered voters. By contrast, there are 236,665 registered Democrats, and 838,066 total registered voters, currently residing in the state. That is an awful turnout for a vote that could well have decided the outcome of many local elections, including federal representatives. I cannot overstate the importance...
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Aug 20 2014 - It has disgusted me these recent months to learn of the atrocities committed by the militant group known as ISIS (IS), a roving pack of barbarians operating in Iraq and Syria. My anger, which has been intensifying with each revelation, has reached a fever pitch with the recent execution of James Foley. I no longer see any room for nuance or scholarly consideration on this matter: ISIS is evil, and a force in need of absolute destruction. When the United States first countered the terrifying efforts of ISIS to destroy the Yazidis on Mount Sinjar, saving tens of thousands of lives in the process, I can say with confidence that it represented the first time in recent memory that I believed the American armed forces to be engaged in a conflict in which they were very clearly and irrefutably on the side of right. I can only hope that the civilized world can come together, setting aside our political differences (even if only briefly), to demonstrate clearly and aggressively our position that such heartless brutality has no place in this world.
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Aug 12 2014 - O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills; For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths-fo...
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Aug 04 2014 - Humanity is an open-ended tale of struggle and incautious achievement. We are a serial story, telling the next chapter in haphazard segments strewn over a slew of writers from all corners of our cobbled civilization, each with their own agenda and perspective. And yet here we are still, finding new venues for success, new heights to scale, new efforts to pursue. We are the plucky underdog, the speck in the night sky of distant telescopes on distant planets, refusing to accept our own fragility and reaching with all our might. Our inventions and our knowledge, collected in this remarkable cauldron of modern technology that we've been stirring for centuries, will continue to outpace our pessimism, claw through the veneer of corruption and failure, and find a way to save us all. I can play my part in this woven epic, and I can only hope each of the rest of us finds proper courage in the possible and impossible alike.
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Jul 20 2014 - The time had finally arrived! After spending many years toiling in grade school, taking tests and playing sports, trying to be taken seriously (and failing), struggling to survive with only the legal minimum of cool, I was finally at the pinnacle of my achievements! I was in my dorm, on my own, out of the house, readying for some serious education. There was about two weeks of socials and meetings for new arrivals scheduled before my first class, and I spent my time walking through the grand hal...
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Jul 17 2014 - Born and raised in Massachusetts; I spent my youth north of Worcester, was educated in Boston, and spent several years in the Back Bay. I know where the best restaurants are, have a favorite Newbury haunt, have walked every inch of the freedom trail, can direct the best routes through the city and into metro-west, and know the best spot to watch the fireworks. In many ways, I still feel quite close to the middle colony, and I will always keep a special place in my heart for my old home. But I have been adopted by Rhode Island! I have found the pleasures of 384 miles of coastline and islands, apple farms and mansions, WaterFire and Watch Hill, coffee milk and Federal Hill, the Bristol parade, Roger Williams Park, and some of the best rolling woodlands in the northeast. What was once only the product of a worklife decision, Rhode Island has burrowed it's way into my heart and made a nest. And as a consequence, in ways not felt since my Boston departure, I find myself caring, often deeply, that my adoptive state succeed. A pure New England man, deep to my core, I have now many homes, and must help keep them stand tall and strong.
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Jul 11 2014 - I consider myself a relatively engaged individual; I stay on top of local, regional, national, and international news, and try to be relatively well informed of the happenings in political and economic theater. The tragedy of engagement, however, is the overwhelming sentiment of negativity; the news cycle, for obvious reasons, puts emphasis on the negative, and much of politics has an unfortunate tendency to be reactive instead of proactive. Every once in a while, I have to encourage myself to withdraw from the fray, even if only for minutes, take a long and deep breath, and spend just a little while looking at trees (or the stars, or mountains, or the ocean) and remember that we'll all be dead someday. It helps me keep my balance and perspective; these things may be important to us, but there is a grandness and fragility to existence that supercedes our struggles -- because of our impermanence. I find strange comfort and increased passion in knowing that.
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Jun 13 2014 - It was refreshing to see such a large public company like Tesla Motors be so eager to release their patented technology for public consumption. Patents have a noble purpose, but they have been abused and misused for decades to stifle innovation for unnecessarily long periods of time, and are long overdue for a legislative revisit. Tesla will certai...
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