October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids. As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives. The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website: “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.” Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they
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Computers are such an integral, inextricable part of our lives that we sometimes treat them like real people. Admit it: you’ve experienced one or more of the following: Talking to (or swearing at) your computer Sleeping with your smartphone Feeling deep attachment to your favorite gadget Having a panic attack when separated from your favorite gadget What if computers were actually human? Or more specifically, what if common computer problems — crashes, slow processing, inaccessible files — were literal, real-life behaviors? Well, the funny folks at Awkward Spaceship show you exactly what this looks like. Give yourself an LOL treat and watch the video above. It’s hilarious.
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