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How Women Veterans Are Succeeding in Business

January 27, 2016

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. According to the National Women's Business Council, there are 384,548 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 296% from 2007. Just to compare, the number of veteran… Read more »

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photo credit: Luis LuCheng

Sending 25,000 Cases of Clean Drinking Water to Flint

January 26, 2016

Yesterday I announced that I launched the Water for Flint campaign on Crowdrise. We're working with folks on the ground from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to get as much clean, safe drinking water as possible to the residents of Flint, an area I lived near for 10 years. For every $20 donated to… Read more »

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Breaking: Help Me Donate 25,000 Cases of Water to Flint Residents

January 25, 2016

Folks, you probably know about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Lots of people have no clean, safe drinking water and they're in a state of emergency. I've teamed up with CrowdRise to launch a massive Water for Flint challenge. Our goal is to deliver 25,000 cases of water to the residents of Flint. Water… Read more »

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5 Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. That're Relevant Today

January 18, 2016

Folks, on MLK Day, it's important to remember the work that Martin Luther King, Jr. did to fight against injustice. Lots of the same issues are still a concern today, and these quotes are still timely… Which of Dr. King's quotes is most inspiring to you?

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Wikipedia and the Year of Science

January 14, 2016

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. Wikipedia's doing this by connecting higher ed classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia. And there's… Read more »

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How $118K+ Was Raised for the Children of Military Families

January 7, 2016

Folks, by way of DonorsChoose.org, I donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families. Here's how it worked: The Almost Home MilFam Match funded down every classroom project costing $1,000 or less, down to $98, so long as the class project contained the phrase "military families". The deal is, I donated… Read more »

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How to Address Issues Military Families Face in the Civilian World

January 1, 2016

Folks, I'm a big supporter of Blue Star Families and am on their board. They recently released their annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which provides a more complete understanding of the experiences and challenges encountered by military families. Military families are much like their civilian neighbors. Many of these families need dual incomes to meet… Read more »

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Using Tech to Really Help Out in Kenya

December 26, 2015

Folks, if you haven’t heard about the Organic Health Response (OHR), you should check 'em out. Over the years, I've supported and watched the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya grow, and they've done a great job with their innovative integration of tech into community programming. There was a slight delay in receiving this… Read more »

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Give Back to Teachers Supporting Military Families

December 24, 2015

Folks, I recently donated $100K to DonorsChoose to fund teachers and classrooms that support milfams. I've got some good news: in less than a week, we've already helped to fund over $50K for military classroom projects. Here are the stats, so far: Over $50K in projects have been funded 95 classrooms, and counting, have been… Read more »

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Memes to Live By

December 23, 2015

(Craig learns the hard way) Sometimes I learn things the hard way, like ignoring trolls, and I'm not the only person who needs reminders, I get a lot of feedback to that effect. So, as a public and personal service, here's how I remind myself to minimize my own stupidity, and to encourage my better angels. … Read more »

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