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Resolutions of a Nerd

December 31, 2014

Hey, it's that time of year where people are making resolutions for 2015. I have resolutions year- round, especially since, long term, I want to figure out how to give a voice, using the internet, to everyone on the planet. I'm a nerd, and I figure things should be fair. My resolution for 2015 is to: Learn to… Read more »

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5 Reasons Why Giving Back’s Important

December 24, 2014

As a nerd, I really believe in giving back (always have). It's important to collaborate, help one another, and create the change we want, and that takes time. Earlier this year, the craigconnects team and I created an infographic, Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, to show you just how effective and accessible crowdfunding is. Crowdfunding raised more than five… Read more »

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The Birds Take on San Francisco

December 22, 2014

Folks, many of you might know that I've got quite the community of birds right outside my office window. They've all got their own personalities and agendas (though, they all like to eat), but they really spruce up my home office. I kinda like to give 'em personalities based on their expressions and their demeanor…. Read more »

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When You Practice What You Preach…

December 19, 2014

I'm hearing, anecdotally, that cultural transformation at VA and elsewhere might have been nudged into motion by relentlessly handing out my business card and practicing what I preach. The big thing I've learned here is that for me, tech skills and money aren't what gets the job done. What works is bearing witness to the… Read more »

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Why I Support Vets

November 20, 2014

Bottom line: if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. This might date back to my mid-teens, towards the end of the Vietnam war. I saw returning vets getting treated without respect. At that time, I knew that was wrong, but couldn't articulate it. Maybe… Read more »

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Getting Real About Ethics and Trust in News Media

October 17, 2014

Let’s Fix It: Why Is It So Hard to Find Ethics and Trust in the Media? Coupla years ago, I blurted out that "the press is the immune system of democracy." That's what I learned from my high school history teacher, Anton Schulzki. That's not working so well. We've had major press scandals recently, including… Read more »

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