What’s it like being a political speech writer?
Charles Wheelan is an economist, writer (Naked Economics) and speech writer for big name politicians. He went to Dartmouth as an undergrad, and now surprisingly is heading back as a faculty member. But it’s his car crash that will really get your attention.
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What’s it like being a social worker?
Lynn Loar works with autistic kids, animal shelters and teaches fellow social workers. She’s worked thousands of cases, and helped change the child abuse reporting laws of California. It just goes to show you how much ice skating can impact a life.
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What’s it like being a Mac Power User & lawyer?
Lawyer by day and Mac-junkie by night, David Sparks likes being busy. He writes book about Macs, does a podcast about Macs and speaks at conferences about Macs. It’s not surprising his podcast (with Katie Floyd) is called Mac Power Users. David lives down the street from me (well, up the freeway but that’s pretty much the same thing in S. Cal.). Here’s the talk David mentions: http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged.
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What’s it like to be a physician and GTD-er?
When it came time to start her medical practice, Julie Flagg returned to the small town she grew up in. She likes to stay up on the latest medical info and yet be able to go out and milk the cow. If you’d like a busy-relaxed life (or is that relaxed-busy), Dr. Julie might be living the life you want to lead.
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What’s it like training dogs for the blind?
You may have seen the video Michele and her dog Listo doing a free-style routine (if not, check it out). It’s a great example of animal training that would be impossible without using a clicker and reinforcement theory. Free style is Michele at play. For work, Michele is the Director of Research and Development for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
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What’s it like being a biologist?
If you love biology, Dezene is your guy. He lives in Prince George, British Columbia but I caught him while on vacation on Prince Edward Island, just after Hurricane Irene. He gives you a good idea of what it’s like to be a university professor.
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What’s it like to start a legal defense institute?
Brad Dacus is a lawyer with a cause. He founded the Pacific Justice Institute which offers its services free of charge. Think of it as a conservative ACLU.
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What’s it like being a politician?
Dan Swecker is a State Senator for the great State of Washington. But he started off raising fish. And the need to lobby on behalf of his industry led his to Olympia to talk to the politicians, and then to become one. As it turns out, politicians, teachers and preachers all share a similar problem: they work much harder than people think they do.
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What’s it like to be a learning expert?
Richard teaches children to learn. He has years of experience working with people with autism, learning disabilities and physical handicaps. Richard gives some good advice of how to work with violent patients, difficult cases, and normal folk. For Richard’s site, click here.
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What’s it like being a politician?
If your film needed a tall, good looking boy who was a Boy Scout, did well in school, played football and was elected class president, you’d have described the childhood of Chuck DeVore. He learned hard work and self-reliance from his parents. And he learned how to overcome fear and pain from football.
Chuck earned a college degree in strategic studies, served as an Army officer, and was a staffer for a US congressman. And although he worked in aerospace for many years, Chuck is probably best known for the years he served in the California State Assembly. Politicians spend a lot of time on the road; they are like musicians without guitars. For Chuck DeVore’s site click here.
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