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My Wife, the Hero

As a new father I have a new found appreciation for what mother's do for their children. This is the first Mother's Day for my wife and over the last three weeks I have learned so much more about my wife of eight years. 

10 Things I Hope for my Daughter

As a first time dad, I have been filled with a lot of emotions over the last nine months. Fear, joy, stress, love, and hope just to name a few. But as we approach the final days, I can't stop thinking about hope. I look back at my family and think about the hope my parents had for me when I was born. I listen to the news of terrorist attacks, the US presidential election, and climate change and...

Generational Foundation Building

I’ve always looked up to my father, he is kind, funny, and a hard worker. He sacrificed a lot for my happiness, for my future. For 30 years he worked as a custodian at a local middle school. For those 30 years he worked so he could help provide for the family, so that I could have the things he didn’t, so that I could have opportunities he didn’t have. I call this foundation building.As we get...

Loss, Grief, and Reflection

Last week my Grandmother passed away. She was 91 years old, lived a full life, enjoyed a lot of it, and in the end was just as suborn as I remember her growing up. I was always close to Grandma, most of my cousins were grown by the time I came around, so I usually didn't have share my time with her. I have a lot of fond memories, of the time we spent together, and I will never forget being able...

Jesse Orndorff

The founder of Glean, an agency for change. Formerly Innovation Program Manager at DAI. He's now focused on building technology and startups that work on challenging issues and doing social good.

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