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    Chapter I: Reunion

    Note to the reader This is an excerpt from my upcoming autobiographical novel, Waking From Innocent Dreams. The book is still a work in progress, but I wanted to share the first chapter with you for the 20th year anniversary of my reunion. This chapter is also available in PDF and ePub format for offline...

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    Misfit Con: A Home for Dreams, Doers, and Makers

    Memories of summer camp Growing up I spent my summers at Camp Frank A. Day, both as a camper and as a staff member. The 14 summers spent on the shores of Quacumquasitt were some of the best days of my life. What I loved most about camp was the people. You really got to know people...

    Misfit Con: A Home for Dreams, Doers, and MakersNelson/Roberto

    Why you should support (and share) your friend’s work.

    I noticed something recently. People, for the most part, don’t share their friends’ “work.” By work I don’t mean 9-to-5 day job type stuff, I mean their passion projects. I feel like most people only share articles, pictures, and videos from well-established websites. I guess these are “safe to share” because they are popular and...

    Why you should support (and share) your friend’s work.Nelson/Roberto

    You are not a failure…

    Dedicated to my brother Derek. Throughout my life, I have failed. I have failed so many times, in so many different ways. Often, it seemed like the things that I struggled with came so easily to others. There can be immense pressure to succeed. To live up to the expectations of others and ourselves. Whenever something doesn’t...

    You are not a failure…Nelson/Roberto

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    © Legend - A Handcrafted Misfit Theme

    Nelson/Roberto

    Nelson/Roberto

    My name is Nelson de Witt, but I was born Roberto Coto. Separated from my birth family during El Salvador’s civil war, by death and adoption, I was reunited with them at the age of 16.

    I’m a jack of all trades that has done everything from business process design to video production to server administration to film photography. I’ve run, consulted on, and wrote a book about Crowdfunding campaigns. I’ve taught myself everything from Ruby on Rails to narrative story structure.

    What do all these things have in common?

    I’m a skilled problem solver who can tackle complex issues and find solutions that combine art with outcomes.

    20 Years Ago Today

    Chapter I: Reunion

    Ana & Isabel’s Reunion

    Misfit Con: A Home for Dreams, Doers, and Makers

    Why you should support (and share) your friend’s work.

    You are not a failure…

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