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Startups, marriage, and other things I did after 35

September 27, 2013

Hey, I'm on Quora and I noticed that someone asked: What do people in Silicon Valley plan to do once they hit 35 and are officially over the hill? Since life in Silicon Valley ends at 35 unless you hit it big or move up in management (and simple logic tells you that most won't),… Read more »

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Top 10 Women in Tech Orgs

September 25, 2013

Hey folks, over the past twenty-seven years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing to do. Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a… Read more »

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The nerd-in-residence

September 13, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." You can find more under VA team bios > Craig Newmark. I really am a nerd, old-school, wore a plastic pocket protector, and glasses taped together, in the early sixties. I can now simulate social behavior for an hour, two hours tops, but then I… Read more »

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Military Spouse Unemployment Backgrounder: Defining the Problem

August 22, 2013

Hey, I was talking with Blue Star Families (BSF) last month, and one of our big topics of conversation was the crises of military spouse unemployment. This is a really big deal, and something that Blue Star Families' identified through their annual survey. Like lots of American families, lots of military families need two earners… Read more »

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A letter to Men Who Trust Women

August 14, 2013

Hey, Your support for Men Who Trust Women is really important. Reproductive health's now center stage in political debates and legislation. Men really can, should, and do play an important role in all of this.  Unfortunately, there are bad actors out there who oppose choice, and they often speak up to dominate the national conversation… Read more »

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VA gives vets up to a year of retroactive benefits for using FDCs to help reduce the backlog

August 12, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs. FDC processing is expedited, and can reduce the time and effort it takes for VA workers to get 'em done… which means they can focus on more difficult cases.The deal with an FDC is that a… Read more »

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WiFi to help out with HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island

August 7, 2013

Hey, I help out The Organic Health Response on Mfangano Island, and gave them some money a few months ago to help upgrade their wifi. You'll see them on the Teching Across the Globe map. They've been using IT and environmental sustainability on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to work against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria. And… Read more »

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Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 6, 2013

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should treat everyone like we want to be treated, and that means everyone gets a break. That also means that all humans should have a chance to lead, in business and in… Read more »

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Interview: Full Circle Home

August 2, 2013

Hey there, as promised, I'm following up with the final interview I conducted with Vickie Durfee, Executive Director and Lisa Miller, Partner of Full Circle Home. Full Circle Home won a Bonus Challenge during the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge that raised over $448,000. Full Circle Home's doing some really good work. Through donations and corporate… Read more »

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Interview: Swords to Plowshares

July 30, 2013

Hey there, as many of you know, I gave $50k to the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge earlier this month. The total money raised for Veterans and Milfams exceeded $448,000.   In my #VetsChallenge wrap up post, I asked you to stay tuned for the interviews I'd be conducting with two great orgs, both winners of… Read more »

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