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4 Creative Women-Run Startups That Are Getting Stuff Done

November 7, 2014

Hey, women entrepreneurs run more than 8.6 million businesses in the US, generating more than $1.3 trillion in total revenues (according to nerdwallet). Breaking down silos is a great way to get stuff done. It's critical to take a look at what's already being done in an effort to create real change. Too often orgs… Read more »


Oh, The Places You'll Go (a snapshot rendition of my travels)

October 21, 2014

Just like a lot of people, I've been playing with photography, some using a serious camera, some using my phone camera, then applying filtering. Here's some stuff the Mrs and I did, hope you like it! A bridge… Another bridge: A tower, with reminder: Rooftops of New York: New York dawn:  Birds of the Lower… Read more »


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 »


6 Women Making Waves for Social Justice in Tech

October 10, 2014

Folks, my teams and I have been following your comments about women in the tech sector that you really admire. We've researched many of the women you've shared, and appreciate the time you took to mention 'em. The following is a list of women who really have their boots on the ground, all suggestions from comments…. Read more »


3 Powerful Social Media Leaders of the Past

October 7, 2014

On the Internet we continue an old tradition of social media, pioneered in the Roman Republic. I look at the social media leaders in the past who were good at doing things. They really paved the way for what's happening today with technology. The Internet and social media have been a way to give a… Read more »


Women doing STEM right

September 30, 2014

Hey, it's important to me to recognize folks doing really good work, especially those who don't usually get the recognition they deserve. My team and I have generated quite a few lists of women doing good work: Women Disrupting the Startup World Impressive Women in Engineering Women-Run Startups to Check Out Inspirational Women in Tech… Read more »


How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

September 29, 2014

Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response's IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on Mfangano Island: I am Brian Mattah, a native of Mfangano Island, Kenya. I began working for the Organic Health Response (OHR) in January 2010, immediately after college. This was my first time deploying hands-on skills attained… Read more »


Why Trustworthy News Should Matter More

September 25, 2014

We're living in a society where trustworthy news should matter more than it seems to. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again. And just a reminder that factchecking efforts only have value, it's felt, if: Misinformation is corrected, in a way that… Read more »


"Saving the World" DIY Style

September 24, 2014

People ask me how I go about figuring out what causes I really believe in and what's the most effective way to support those efforts. You can find a list of what I support specifically here. My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up… Read more »


6 Impressive Women in Engineering

September 18, 2014

It's important to acknowledge and support the people on the backend doing good work. Too often, women engineers get little to no acknowledgement for the work they're doing. As a nerd, it's my philosophy that everyone gets a fair chance to be heard. It's one of the reasons I started My team and I… Read more »