Happy Namibian Birthday to Me!

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Today I turned 47, and if you know me well, you know I’ve been lying about my age for so long (I was 28 then 38 for many, many years) that I had to use a calculator to make sure that I’m actually turning 47 today. Namibia is Country #86 I am celebrating my birthday […]

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What It Feels Like to Quit Facebook

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At the beginning of this year, I quit Facebook. Well, mostly. I still use Facebook Pages for JadedAid and KinderPerfect as that’s where my customers are, and sometimes I relapse and post to my timeline or cheat and tweet. Yet, I have deleted the app from all my mobile devices, which keeps me honest as […]

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I’ve Never Been Richer. Yet I’ve Never Been More Worried.

By every objective measure that I can imagine, I am wealthy beyond my wildest dreams on my 46th birthday. Warmed by my fireplace and my Taxi Dog, I made a list: I have a wonderful, loving wife I have two beautiful, health, smart daughters I am strong, healthy, and happy with my self I work in […]

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And Back to Blogging I Go

back to blogging I go

Why I Started Blogging Way back in 1997, I started Belly Button Window to record my life. Not because I felt myself so special, but for the simple act of documenting this amazing journey so I can remember what happens. That means I write first and foremost for me. Then I write for my kids, […]

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3 Lessons Learned From My Philippine Failure

What happens when you bet your career on an illusion, and lose. In December 2016, my family and I packed away our Washington, DC lives, sold everything, said goodbye to everyone, and embarked on a grand adventure: moving to the Philippines for a dream ICT4D job. Less than 4 months later, we were back in the […]

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