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#1010thx

October 10, 2015
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#1010thx

It's October 10th (10/10). For the last several years, I have made a habit of using this date as an excuse to make another gratitude list; a list of 10, of course. Shared now, should it be of interest.  The call of birds. At home in Uganda there are so many, many birds who sing…

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15 Things That Make Me Happy

August 15, 2014
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15 Things That Make Me Happy

  My monthly gratitude list: Emails, notes, text-messages and phone calls from my kids. Every evening, a man who lives in an apartment across the street from my building in San Diego is out front with his broom and dustpan, sweeping the humble sidewalk.  It may be that he is paid to Read more [...]

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“Embracing Curiosity” (My monthly gratitude list)

February 19, 2014
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“Embracing Curiosity” (My monthly gratitude list)

Here's my monthly gratitude list, compiled on the 19th of the month, should it be of interest: "We love you, Dad!" messages from my kids. Friends who are willing to discuss instead of preach, to learn as well as teach, to reach out instead of to isolate. Smart jokes. Silly jokes. Clean eye Read more…

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Synonyms, Sensations & Symbols (My monthly gratitude list)

December 26, 2013
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Synonyms, Sensations & Symbols (My monthly gratitude list)

Again, I share my monthly gratitude list. Twenty-six things that make me happy on this, the 26th day of December, should they be of interest. (If you'd like to make your own list, I'd love for you to share it in a comment below.) Awaking Christmas morning to emails and WhatsApp messages (with Read more [...]

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The Queen of the Night (and my monthly gratitude list)

September 21, 2013
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The Queen of the Night (and my monthly gratitude list)

My monthly gratitude list. Today is the 21st day of the month, and here is a list of 21 things that make me happy and grateful, should they be of interest. How most of my kids, when we're conversing, tag the word "Dad" or "Daddy" onto the end of every sentence, i.e. "Yes, Daddy," or…

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Happy + Sad = Gr8ful

Happy + Sad = Gr8ful

Once again, I share my monthly gratitude list. Today is July 15th, and here are 15 things for which I am most grateful (absolutely in NO particular order): Dorah’s answer to this question during a recent media interview: “What makes you happy?”  She said, “My dad makes me happy.  Read more [...]

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“The Other Side of the Veil” (One of 25 things that make me happy)

“The Other Side of the Veil” (One of 25 things that make me happy)

Last night, in the middle of a very stressful phone call, I was given a word-image.  The caller told me about how, earlier in the day, “Jjaja Jack” (Grandpa Jack, my dad) had taken little, individual ice cream packets to the kids at our home in Nkumba (pronounced "in-KOOM-bah").  Somehow, the Read more [...]

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Nathaniel is CEO of AidChild.org. He holds a Master's Degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University where he was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and winner of the 2010 Harvard HDP Marshal Award. He also holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego where he was the Dammeyer Fellow in Global Education Leadership, and a Cordes Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration. Nathaniel is author of "We Are Not Mahogany: Three stories about the male African life." Prior to his move to Uganda in 2000, Nathaniel was Deputy Director of the Office of the Governor of Arizona, and Director of Education at Leadership, Inc.

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