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I Believe in Creativity

Grown ups never understood anything by themselves. And it is rather tedious to have to explain things to them time and again. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Every morning, millions of young children make their way to school. We place them in classrooms, and decree they should learn. Teachers, many of who work […]

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Marginalizing a Lie

It’s odd to think there are now multiple “generations” between me and the children born today. I’m grateful to not be part of Generation Y (also known as the Millennials), which are classified those born between 1982 and 2002, and their associated problems. But, I am old enough that one of the insipid lies at […]

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Living Life Awesome

I know it’s been a little while since the last post, but my free time for the blog has been spent working on the Nathan vs. the World project, which I should be able to post for everyone in the near future. It’s been quite interesting so far. I’m looking forward to seeing how it […]

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One Day

Inside of iTunes there is a playlist named “Top 25 Most Played”, which lists what iTunes considers to be one’s favorite songs. Obviously, the more one listens to the song, the more one must like it. Stands to reason. Now, in my case, iTunes actually holds only a minor part of my overall music library, […]

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4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

There’s a growing trend known as gamification, perhaps you’ve heard of it. Perhaps not. Gamification is the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. ~ Gamification Wiki We see many, many different examples of it in our daily lives, though we may not really notice them or […]

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I Can’t Believe That’s My Child

Whether you have seen them on ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, MTV, the Oscars or most recently paying tribute to Whitney Houston on Piers Morgan Tonight, or read about them in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor or The New York Post, the 5th graders of New York’s Public School 22 […]

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