Amazing People TV

Galileo could see the stars, but he would have been amazed by television. Leonardo da Vinci dreamt of flying machines, yet he never viewed videos. It is less than 90 years from the day that the incredible innovator John Logie Baird proved that pictures could ‘fly’ through the air. Now, most children and many adults  take television for granted. But, there are astounding new developments emerging. More and more people are…

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29 September, 2013
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Heroes

In an age when footballers are paid millions for kicking a ball and singers gain instant fame, it is refreshing to meet  real heroes. Today, I met and interviewed George Jackson and his wife. George is 92 years of age. Many people can thank him for what he has done. But, most do not know him. Born into a small farming community in Victoria, Australia, he thought he would have…

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23 September, 2013
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Amazing People Library

Walt Disney would have liked it. William Shakespeare would have been amazed. Yes, the new generation of libraries has arrived. Instead of going to a building, you click your computer and you receive the book or article online. News today is that the first library that has only digital books and stories has opened in the USA. It will mean quicker access to find information. The Amazing People Club is also…

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18 September, 2013
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Seven Senses and Six Questions

Each day we succeed or fail depending on how well we  use our senses to gain and understand information. We wake up and our senses immediately tell us many things. We may hear the rain, or feel the heat, or smell the air. In the bath room,we wash our hands and our sense of touch tells us if the water is cold or hot. Going into the kitchen, we cook…

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10 August, 2013
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Springbrook Students and Amazing Colonists

Recently, I was invited with some colleagues to visit Springbrook School, Queensland , Australia and introduce some people from our amazing people series. We chose Governor Phillip and the first Europeans to establish a fixed colonial settlement in New South Wales, Australia. It was an exciting morning, when the students had an opportunity to see a video that recreated the voyage of the First Fleet. It was a specially designed…

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29 June, 2013
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Are You Appreciated?

The people who are most appreciated are not the richest or the most famous, or the most successful. They are people who enhanced the lives of others. They were kind. They were loving. They fulfilled  their responsibilities. When they could, they gave to charitable causes. If they could not give money, they gave time. They were loyal friends and committed members of communities. They were people you could count on….

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29 June, 2013
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