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Mar
27
Frank Ball
Shadows
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Lindsey Stirling isn’t even thirty years old, yet she has developed a phenomenal talent. We can be sure this happened because she practiced her craft and continues to practice more than what most people are willing to do.
  Talent is overrated. The practice is what really counts. That’s true for musicians, and it’s also true for writers.

Mar
20
Frank Ball
Every Life Has a Story
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Behind the façade of looking well, people are struggling, wondering what will happen next.
  This video was created to help Chick-fil-A employees be understanding, to treat their customers with kindness. If we had the kind of X-ray vision to see the conflicts, dilemmas, and mysteries behind the facial expressions, we’d never lack for something to write about.

Mar
13
Frank Ball
English Is Crazy
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English is one of the easiest languages to learn to speak, because it’s so broad and flexible, a mix of words derived from many languages. But learning to write it? Now that’s another matter.
  We park in driveways and drive on parkways. Boxing rings are square. We recite at a play but play at a recital. Forms are filled out by filling the blanks in. How confusing.

Mar
6
Frank Ball
How Do I Say Thanks?
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A GPS gives people directions, but how would they react if a machine recognized them and gave them something they would really appreciate?
  Instead of an Automated Teller Machine, TC Canada made a different kind of ATM, an Automatic Thank-you Machine.

Feb
27
Frank Ball
The Bookbook
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The apostle Paul wrote Timothy, asking him to bring the books and parchments when he came. Back then, all books were handwritten. About four hundred years later, Gutenberg invented the printing press. Now we can we can store hundreds of books on our our electronic tablets and readers.
  We’ve advanced so much in recent years, we might gain fresh appreciation of the ancient technology.

Feb
20
Frank Ball
God Bless You
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Not everybody knows how to feel blessed by stopping at a fast-food restaurant. Tim Hawkins has a delightful way to show us how to be thankful for such small things.

Feb
13
Frank Ball
Daffynitions
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Each morning Frank Ball reads a few comic strips to stir his creative thinking. In just a few frames, many of them tell an interesting story with beginning, middle, and end.
  One of his favorite strips is B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart. Occasionally, the artists will show a daffynition in either Wiley’s Dictionary or the Book of Phrases, which Frank eagerly adds to our collection. To view the cartoon, click the daffynition.

  Here are five more daffynitions that were added recently:

  • Acute Care — Having an attractive nurse
  • Brief Case — Code name for the boxer rebellion
  • Cartoons — Road trip playlist
  • Kick — The final activity on one’s bucket list
  • State of Affairs — A government body with no laws against adultery

  To read more of the collection, Click Here.

Feb
6
Frank Ball
Crystallize
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Do you know who Lindsey Stirling is? If so, then you may have watched her YouTube video Crystallize, which has over a hundred million views. That’s an amazing number of views, but it’s still just a fraction of the 7.125 billion people worldwide who could be enjoying such a great violinist.

To read more about Lindsey, Click Here.

Jan
30
Frank Ball
Dancing Babies
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In 1994, French advertising agency BETC began working to promote the Evian brand of bottled water. Their video “Rollerbabies” in 2009 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most viewed online ad, currently exceeding seventy million views.

Jan
23
Frank Ball
No Loss for Words
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Some kids know exactly what to say. All they need is someone to get them started. Bill Cosby was very good at that.

When your words are good enough and you don’t fear the audience, you can steal the show.