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I was born with a familial tremor, that very mild hand-shaking you see when you’re holding a glass of red wine and standing on white carpet. It gets worse with age.  Once I could hide it, but now I’ve come to accept it and I approach it head-on with new people, explaining it with a
I am TimTv.  Today I’m writing to you from my treehouse to tell you about Eustace Conway.  His life, far outside the contemporary Westerner’s experience, has been a living experiment of a natural alternative to modern society.  Every minute of his talk from TEDx Asheville had something that rang true from my own history; from
Ever look at an accomplished person who has been responsible for amazing modern feats like leading world-class organizations, patenting dozens of ideas, or even just conducting their lives with amazing clarity, focus, and intention? Ever wonder how they do it, what makes them so special? I can’t claim it’s a universal practice among all overachievers,
Interesting idea, right? At TEDxGlobal 2013, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggested that if mayors can do so well solving problems at home, why not give them the world! His talk is called Why Mayors Should Rule the World. At our December 17, 2013, Salon: Encore!, Greenville’s longest running mayor, Knox White, did an encore of
David Holt is an amazing musician.  I’ve seen him perform live many times, including beside one of our lost musical treasures, Doc Watson.  David is part musician, part comic and part story-teller, keeping alive the music that The Grammy Awards and other mainstream music outlets cannot begin to support.  He tells the stories and sings
How about combining Walt Disney’s philosophy for creating memorable experiences with educational objectives and putting it all in today’s classrooms? Sounds like a classroom that we’d all love to visit, doesn’t it? In his encore TEDxGreenville 2013 talk, Imagineering Education, Thomas Riddle shares his idea of how to begin making this a reality. A veteran
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”  –Ron Finley. In his 2013 TED talk, A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA, this ordinary guy did an ordinary thing, he took ACTION.  He saw a problem and found a solution, and then he took action to plant a garden in front of his
A wonderful letter to the editor was posted in The Greenville News last week. In this letter, Susan Stall, a concerned Greenville citizen, shares her observations around the need to assist and offer opportunities to the poorer or even homeless citizens of Greenville. We know that while we are moved to give to others less
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Let’s Talk About…Droid Buzz

With all the current buzz about the potential of Amazon.com using drones to deliver our packages, we thought you might enjoy this relevant TED talk about droid technology (from TEDxBoston). The presenter refers to IBM’s Watson mid-way through the talk. You may remember that Jim De Piante, an executive project manager with IBM, spoke about
The world is mourning the loss of a great man–a once-in-a-lifetime man–and the world is remembering his thoughts, his work and his inspiring empathy and kindness.  We celebrate the life of a remarkable man through the sharing of a 2012 TEDxEutropolis talk delivered on Mandela’s 93rd birthday by his friend, professor David Venter, director of