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Share Your Passion: The Power of the Pair

While marveling at the wonder of the Jamaica National Soccer Team joyfully warming up in pairs for a Copa America match — jumping, bumping and passing — it suddenly struck me that I’d been hearing all about the power of…

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Portal to the Future: Alexander Rose and the 10,000-Year Clock

Alexander Rose and his team have spent the last 20 years building a clock. Not just any clock, but a monumental 200-foot-high clock buried deep within a mountain. This clock will last for 10,000 years, and poses a question: What…

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Mr. Involvement: Vern Glenn’s Sportscasting Journey

Vern Glenn figured out way back in high school in Richmond, Virginia, that he was better at talking about sports than playing them. At 5’ 3”, he wasn’t going to be a star football player, but he dominated every sports…

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Box of Summer: La Jolla’s Lifeguard Icon

High on a craggy bluff overlooking the churning surf in La Jolla stands this weathered sea-green box, a proud, life-affirming icon dedicated to lifeguards everywhere, embossed with transcendent words and phrases that evoke the heart and soul of the brave…

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