2012


Becoming Colorblind

Becoming Colorblind

If all the inhabitants of the world could see this small blue marble, this Spaceship Earth, how would the world change?


Happiness Matters

Happiness Matters

Hard work alone does not bring happiness. Incidentally, neither does laziness. Happiness helps us work not only harder, but also faster and smarter.


Here Doing Good

Here Doing Good

As one lays down own‚€™s head each night, there‚€™s an important question to ask: 'Have I done any good in the world today?' Then go and do some good.


Marginalizing a Lie

Marginalizing a Lie

Tell your children to dream. Tell your children to pursue their dreams. Tell them it‚€™s okay for dreams to change, but not to be lost.


Freedom

Freedom

The yearning for freedom is part of the human psyche. It‚€™s imperative for own happiness and the happiness of the human race.


Checkmate: NvW Game #1 Complete

Checkmate: NvW Game #1 Complete

The first game of Nathan vs. the World is now complete. It finished with Nathan checkmating the "world". See what happened.


Nathan vs. the World Game #1 Now Online

Nathan vs. the World Game #1 Now Online

As of today, 709 unique players from 48 different countries have participated in this game so far. So, it really is Nathan vs. the World.


Universal Language

Universal Language

I love music. I truly do love it for a number of reasons. There is nothing in a culture that so openly tells you all you want to know as music.


Living Life Awesome

Living Life Awesome

When I was a freshman at BYU, I lived in the dorms. Tacked to my bulletin board was a small 3‚€≥x5‚€≥ card that simply said, ‚€œLife is Good‚€.


Water Night

Water Night

2,945 people in 73 different countries, including war-torn Syria, provided 3,746 videos to the Virtual Choir 3 project. It is truly a world-wide choir.


Introducing “Nathan vs. the World”

Introducing “Nathan vs. the World”

This is a little social experiment being conducted by me and my friend Nathan Wells. You can read all about it in the project‚€™s homepage.


One Day

One Day

I was interested to see that what was currently topping the list of most listened to music in iTunes was "One Day" by Matisyahu.


Man, Music and the World

Man, Music and the World

Music has the ability to move people, and therefore, by extension, to move the world. It is part of who we are as people. We must listen.


Fear

Fear

From the movie Strictly Ballroom, "A life lived in fear is a life half lived". And from Dune, "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer...."


4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

There‚€™s a growing trend known as gamification, perhaps you‚€™ve heard of it. Perhaps not.


Beloved and Loving

Beloved and Loving

What more needs to be said than to be kinder to one another?


Dignity Cannot Wait for Better Times

Dignity Cannot Wait for Better Times

Alberto is a retired lawyer, who has lived the last two decades in Afghanistan helping thousands and thousands of disabled Afghans walk and hope again.


And I try, and I made it.

And I try, and I made it.

Erecting a tower using wood from the blue gum tree, William and his friend Geoffrey were able to get his windmill, built on an old bicycle frame, mounted.


High School and the Art of Conducting

High School and the Art of Conducting

After work, I threw on a little music and headed down to the Springville Museum of Art, which is conveniently open late on Wednesdays. Art makes me happy.


Learning is its own reward. Nothing I can say is better than that.

Learning is its own reward. Nothing I can say is better than that.

Learning is is own reward. Nothing I can say is better than that" is sage advice given by Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg....


I Can't Believe That's My Child

I Can't Believe That's My Child

The PS22 Chorus shows the importance of the teaching of the arts by someone passionate in our public schools.


Why the worry? I'd rather wonder.

Why the worry? I'd rather wonder.

TED provides insights and thoughts on many, many different subjects, discussed in short, concise talks by many of the leading world thinkers and doers.


Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?

Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?

I suggest we all ask ourselves the question above. In our own little corner of the world we can each make a difference.


Virtual Choir: “These individuals alone, together.”

Virtual Choir: “These individuals alone, together.”

Somehow, people had connected together, never having met one another, to create something beautiful.