21st Century Paladin’s Dojo Info – 11/8/12

The devastation of Hurricane Sandy is immense, yet not unprecedented. Samaritan’s Purse is a wonderful organization that gets its hands and feet dirty helping, all in the name of Jesus.
  1. Responding To Hurricane Sandy
    The Red Cross gets most of the mainstream press for disaster relief but the work of Samaritan’s Purse is outstanding, and they comes in the name of Jesus.
  2. Lemonade stand vs. cancer: Boy raises $80,000 to aid research
    Max Igoe is a hero. There are many more like him that need more press!
  3. Paragliders’ stunning views during seven-hour, 204-mile record-breaking flight across America’s Red Desert
    You gotta follow this link… the photos are INCREDIBLE!
  4. Ditch that crossword and take a walk if you want to beat dementia
    “A study has found physical exercise, rather than mind-stretching activities, offers the best protection against excessive shrinking of the brain in later life.”
  5. Stray Cat Saves a Homeless Man’s Life
    No, he didn’t go all Lassie and rescue James Bowen from a well but the emotional support to a hurting man can not be undervalued.

Game Recognizes Game: Rondo Among Celtic All-Time Elite Point Guards

Rondo showed incredible toughness coming back to play after dislocating his elbow in the Celtics game against the Heat.

As Jim Rome says, “Game recognizes game.”

So when Tiny Archibald said the following, people take note. “But if you look at all the great point guards who have worn the Celtics uniform, Rajon Rondo does more than any of us put together.”

Check out this great story about the progression of Rondo as a point guard.

Rajon Rondo ranks among Celtics greats
He earns the praise of his point-guard predecessors

Big Blue Nation has produced some incredible players over the years, especially with John Calipari in the past three years, but Rajon Rondo may be the best of them all.

Science Proves Heaven Is Real

So, is heaven real? This brain doctor died and came back to analyze his own brain function charts.

Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, was in a coma for 7 days. Afterwards, he came back with a wildly different view of how the soul exists by itself, and is distinct from the body.

Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife

There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious, inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.

After reading that, see if you agree with his claim that science proves heaven is real.

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Game Based Learning Starting to Change Some Educators’ Minds

If I was a high school student thinking about where to go to college, these certainly would deserve some scrutiny.

Learning, at its core, is truly all about problem solving. Games present problems in environments that are more engaging so more people like to endeavor to solve them.

How 10 Colleges Are Using Game-Based Learning Right Now

Finally, “higher” education is starting to get smart.

Paladin is an Internet-veteran turned tech-savvy Realtor. Follow him on Google+ or Twitter.

Cal’s Recruiting Dynasty Continues as Harrison Twins Pick Kentucky

Just adding the Harrison twins makes Kentucky’s 2013 class #1 on most boards.

There wasn’t just one reason. There were many.

It was the proverbial “no brainer.”

With the Harrison twins picking Kentucky, the rest of college basketball is on notice. Until something changes, Kentucky basketball will continue to be the top dog cat.

Welcome To The Dojo 8/21/12

Man saves autistic girl who falls 3 stories from a building.
  1. NY bus driver catches girl, 7, in three-story plunge
    Watch the video! Incredible!
  2. Coffee Skin Cancer: Caffeine Consumption Linked With Lower Risk Of Basal Cell Carcinoma
    It just keeps getting better and better…
  3. Eleven Well-Paying Jobs that Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree
    The concept that college is mandatory is ridiculous. It’s a mindset that’s largely true but taken too far. Most professionals don’t even use their college specialization in their current work.
  4. I’d like a beer, 70-year-old says after icy 6-day ordeal in Alps.
    After that much time, I’d ask for two beers.
  5. 10 of America’s best historic restaurants
    Powerful list for the cuisine connoisseurs among us.

Collection of the Musically Gifted

In putting together an email for a friend, I thought I’d compile this collection of the musically gifted for future reference. It began after I saw the special about Derek Paravicini.

Enjoy and share! Let me know if I need to add more. In no particular order…

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries

Groove – Victor Wooten

Les Claypool Bass Solo

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – The Sinister Minister

Buddy Rich Drum Solo 1970 – Best Drum Solos

Tony Royster Jr. Drumsolo

Stravinsky Petrushka – Yuja Wang

La Campanella by Yundi Li

Tomorrow? Perhaps this 6-Year Old Piano Prodigy.

21st Century Paladin’s Dojo Info – 6/27/12

Cliffhanger is newly launched is now the world’s tallest roller coaster at Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Oh… my… gosh…
  1. You’ll want to keep your eyes open for this one… America’s tallest roller coaster opens amid spectacular views
    Can’t talk now… booking a flight to Denver… Cliffhanger here we come!
  2. Boy, 9, gives away Disney World trip to family of fallen soldier
    I love warm stories like these. Does that mean I’m getting old?
  3. Paralyzed Teen Walks At High School Graduation
    Patrick Ivison is an inspiration. We need more stories like this and less about crime and death.
  4. Want to Live to 100? Sleep
    It’s not so difficult to have a happy, healthy life… follow what the Bible says. It’s in there!
  5. Donations for bullied bus monitor soar past $500,000
    Sure Karen was mistreated and that’s shameful but wow, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined given the outcry.

Welcome To The Dojo 6/26/12

Unemployment is down but will it continue to do so?
  1. US unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K
    Good news but imagine the numbers if the government would get out of the way and let our economy run.
  2. “Don’t call me a hero … It’s just what you do”
    But you are a hero. I applaud you!
  3. Sliced Bread Just Got Better
    Science is finding ways to create nutrition rich foods cheaper and faster.
  4. The Week Obama Jumped the Shark
    Obama just doesn’t get it. Our country is founded on freedom, for the most people. Not power in the hands of the elites.
  5. New Toilet System Transform Waste into Electricity
    Too many kids? No problem! Turn that poop into cash!