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Hop! — Muppets Changing Attitudes

Sivan is a perky little girl with a bright pink face and floppy red hair. She also happens to be a Muppet character that uses a wheelchair. Sivan made her television debut several years ago on the Israeli version of Sesame Street, called Rechov SumSum. She is the brainchild of Hop! Media Group, who ... Read more

Jake Olson — USC Snapper

  When it comes to Jake Olson’s ability to snap a football, nobody knows better than Dean Vieselmeyer. Olson is the long snapper for the University of Southern California’s football team. He grew up wanting to wear the USC cardinal and gold colors. Vieselmeyer was Olson’s high school position coach at Orange Lutheran High ... Read more

Tis’ the Season to Partay

The holidays are once again upon us. Many people believe it’s that special time of the year when we take a step back, stop thinking about ourselves, reach out, give to the needy, and become a little closer to the ones we love. Oh, please. Let’s face it, the holidays really mean… time to par-tay! And, isn’t that the real ... Read more

Mark Povinelli — Naked Ambition

You’ve seen Mark Povinelli in such films as Water For Elephants or Mirror, Mirror, or if you’ve been really lucky, you caught him on stage in such shows as Mabou Mines Dollhouse, an adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House or playing French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Belle Epoque. On a beautiful fall ... Read more

China’s — River Flyer

  River is a 39-year-old senior paragliding pilot who is passionate about extreme sports. Originally from Datong Shanxi in China, he became a paraplegic in 2013 after suffering a traumatic spinal injury during an international paragliding competition. But within two years, River, whose birth name is Zhang Baoyu, was up in the air again, ... Read more

Norman Lear — Part II In the Moment

After a delightful visit that kept everyone wanting more, ABILITY’s Geri Jewell and David Zimmerman were invited back for day two of an informal interview with television producer and writer Norman Lear. Only this time, they met up at Lear’s LA office—Act 111 Communications—where they joined the crew of PBS’s American Masters, who were filming a documentary of Lear’s exceptional life. David ... Read more

Kevin Nealon — Golfing for Cancer

Everyone can have a role in curing cancer: from patrons, to researchers, to doctors, and even celebrities who lend their faces—and give generous checks—to the cause. At a recent Tower Cancer Research Foundation event, more than 125 players to a swing to benefit the Second Annual Jack Mishkin Memorial Golf Classic. Jack Mishkin was ... Read more

Liu Fusheng–Living Large with Tourettes

Professional painter Liu Fusheng had the distinction of winning a prestigious Young Artist Award in his native Singapore. Both museums and private investors have collected his work, and he’s been the subject of solo exhibitions in China and the US. Liu’s distinctive glasses, decorative crystal, and shoes hint he also might’ve made a compelling ... Read more

Fun in Europe!

  It’s been a crazy life for me recently! My best friend and I went to Europe for a three-week vacation. We booked the tickets so long ago that I thought the day would never arrive, but then we were leaving New York and buckling up for the flight to Italy. Ashley—my friend’s name, ... Read more

Highway to Health Part III

My road trip began with unexpected coronary surgery and a two-wheeled dash from New Hampshire to the Arctic Circle in Alaska. The second part of this trip-of-a-lifetime was heading south through hellish heat in Vegas and Los Angeles. After 10,000 miles in less than two weeks, I would finally get to rest a few ... Read more


  Earlier this week I awoke with a massive headache at 4 a.m., but instead of trying to go back to sleep I stayed up and asked Spirit to guide me through the pain. The throbbing at my temples was intense, but I’m wise enough to know that sometimes if we remove blockage in ... Read more