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Steve Schulz: From Teacher to Multi-Millionaire

Most of us are taught the typical American way of life at an early age.  Work hard in school. Work hard in college. Work hard in your 9-to-5-two-weeks-vacation-a-year job. Work hard for many, many years and you can finally retire and enjoy life. Steve Schulz set off on that path by working as a middle-school... Read more »

Make 2014 the Year of Passion!

If 2013 was the year of mediocrity for you, then it’s time to take the reins on your life and make 2014 the year of passion! What do I know about this? Well, four years ago, I was stuck in a mediocrity rut.  Life was good, but it was just…ho hum. I had gotten caught... Read more »

Right Now, Drop Everything and Cherish the Moment

Right now, drop everything and cherish this moment.  I mean RIGHT NOW.  Yup, this very moment. Poof. It’s gone. Did you enjoy it? Did you pause in the middle of something you really loved to do to read this post? No? Is this post just breaking up the monotony of yet another day of mediocrity?... Read more »

Want to Learn American Sign Language? There's an App for That

  “Where can I learn American Sign Language?” This is a question I get over and over again, from families with deaf and hard of hearing children who want to sign with their kids as well as those who are curious about learning American Sign Language.   And from now on, I’m going to refer... Read more »

Randy Gage: Risky is the New Safe

Go ahead and sit down in your nice, comfortable recliner before opening the pages of Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage.  Make sure you have some food and drink within reach. Pretty soon, you’re going to be shifting uncomfortably in that chair, but you’re guaranteed to stay glued to the pages until the... Read more »

Kimanzi Constable, From Deliveryman to International Speaker

For twelve long years, Kimanzi Constable delivered bread at 2 a.m.  It was a job which paid well enough to support his wife and three kids.  He certainly wasn’t passionate about the work or the hours, but without a college degree, he figured he was doing pretty good for his situation.  Still, deep down, there... Read more »

Tate Tullier: A Passion for Photography

Tate Tullier remembers his first photo shoot very well. As a teen he was fascinated with girls and fashion. One Christmas morning, he dolled up his young cousin with his mom’s earrings and an umbrella and proceeded with a fashion shoot.  He grabbed another young family friend in her Christmas pajamas and snapped away.  ”You... Read more »

Do You Dread Mondays?

Karen Putz and Dan Miller   If you wake up on Monday mornings, muttering to yourself, “I hate Mondays,” you’re not alone.  Judging from the tweets on Monday mornings, a lot folks are dragging themselves to work. “Experts estimate that as many as 70% of American workers are unhappy with their jobs,” says Dan Miller,... Read more »

Joel Barish: No Barriers for this Deaf Guy

A huge map of the world hangs on one wall in Joel Barish’s office.  Joel and his brother, Jed, have made a career out of traveling around the globe capturing the stories of deaf and hard of hearing folks from all walks of life.  They are best known for running DeafNation, a series of trade... Read more »

Playing with Puppets

Brett DeBruyn received a puppet for his tenth birthday.  It was a marionette puppet– a farmer, made by Pelham, a company that’s no longer in business.  Brett fell in love with the simple puppet and he began to put together impromptu shows to entertain his family and friends.  Soon he had a collection of puppets... Read more »