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Taking a Stand Against Slavery

Earlier today, a groundbreaking interfaith initiative, the Global Freedom Network, was announced. A collaboration between the Vatican, the Anglican Church and the grand imam of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the renown seat of Sunni Islam learning, this project aims to fight against worldwide through government and business initiatives. Worldwide, it is estimated over 30 […]

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The Library Book Game

Even though my library of eBooks has continued to grow, I find there’s nothing quite like the feel of an actual book in-hand. Books have always fascinated me. They contain not only knowledge, but also represent something very human. Even my books on the most esoteric and weird subjects are works of passion. I need […]

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Living Beyond Our Limits

If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go? That’s the way Amy Purdy opened her 2011 TEDxOrangeCoast talk. And, it’s fitting for one with such an amazing story. At age 19, she was taken to the emergency room suffering from flu-like symptoms. She was […]

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Projecting Rejection

As a human, each of us are currently existing not only within a single point in time, but also in a perceived past and a projected future. Our own individual understanding of these three times is colored by the “glasses” each of us wears, constructed by our own hands through our thoughts and experiences. Today, […]

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Happiness Matters

Someday, when asked that simple question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I hope the child answers with a single word: happy. This simple, unconventional answer may cause the “adult” inside to question if this means the child is currently unhappy, but that would be missing the point. The child is […]

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Freedom

So, here in the United States today is a very special day, July 4th. It’s the day when we celebrate our freedoms and the founding of our nation. Now, as in every age, political turmoil abounds, voices cry out wanting to be heard, and beliefs and platforms are pushed from every angle. I’m not going […]

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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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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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