RAW VIDEO: Sebelius gets heckled at Georgetown, but then gets cheered

A reader sent this my way, from the HHS Secretary’s controversial appearance at Georgetown University today: [Read more…]

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RIP, Donna Summer

The definitive Queen of Disco — whose music contributed mightily to the soundtrack of my college years — died today at 63 from lung cancer. [Read more…]

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When Jacob met Tyler: making beautiful music together

From the YouTube description: Our eight-year-old blind-autistic son Jacob enjoying some fine acoustic guitar by a musician in downtown Lawrence, Kansas on May 13, 2012. Tyler … Thank you so much for letting Jacob feel the music! “Tyler” is bluegrass musician Tyler Gregory. Take two minutes and watch something charming and inexpressably sweet. [Read more…]

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How New Yorkers say “Thank you, Mom”

If you somehow missed Mother’s Day, it’s not too late to say “Thank you, Mom.”  Check out how these New Yorkers did it. [Read more…]

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For Mother’s Day: a miracle named Christian

Words can’t do justice to this beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring video that’s now sweeping the Internet. People ask the mother all the time why she didn’t abort the baby.  Here’s her answer. Take seven minutes and watch.  Kleenex required. [Read more…]

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What kind of movie can you make using six lines in three minutes?

That was the challenge for filmmakers two years ago, as part of an unusual contest sponsored by Phillips.    It was described thusly: The contest, which received over 600 entries from around the world, invited aspiring filmmakers to create an original short film using the same six-line dialogue as the Cannes Lions award-winning Parallel Lines [Read More…]

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Welcome home, dad: boy with cerebral palsy walks for first time

Wow.  A soldier’s homecoming like no other.   Read the story here. But watch the video.  And weep with wonder and joy. [Read more…]

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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”

If this doesn’t put your life in perspective, nothing will. Behold: kids on the hemoncology floor of Seattle Children’s Hospital perform “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson. Watch and be awed.  (Warning: Kleenex may be needed.) [Read more…]

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“If you can dream it, you can do it”: one kid shows us how

Having a case of the Tuesday blahs?  Looking for a little inspiration? How about this: a 14-year-old Little Leaguer with one fully-formed arm pitches a no-hitter.  Read more here. And watch him in action below. [Read more…]

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Pope John XXIII: “My desk is piling up…what’s really necessary is a council”

And the rest is history. Check out this intriguing video from CNS, featuring an interview with the blessed pope’s secretary. [Read more…]

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