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A Transitioning Veteran’s Biggest Challenge

May 2, 2014

While transitioning out of the military, the greatest challenge I faced is one that many Veteran organizations don’t attempt to solve. I wasn’t wounded and I don’t suffer from psychological burdens with PTSD that keep me from chasing success, as these challenges far surpass the ones I’ve experienced. What I’m referring to, something that I… Read more »


Smart words about journalism from danah boyd

April 30, 2014

    danah's the bravest and most effective writer on matters like keeping kids safe on the Internet, getting the facts out in areas where people tend to make stuff up. Her post on Medium might articulate a lot about journalism, both from a journalism and a news consumer perspective. You can read it here…. Read more »


5 women bloggers you really need to follow

April 29, 2014

Hey, I don't think women are noted frequently enough for their accomplishments. Women dominate social media and have a huge impact in the blogosphere, but aren't always recognized. My team and I compiled a list of women bloggers who are the real deal. You should follow these folks on Twitter, and check out their blogs…. Read more »


How your charity can raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

April 28, 2014

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes. Last year I sponsored the first Veterans Charity Challenge to raise money for nonprofits that support veterans and their families. The challenge was so successful that we decided to host the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 this year, but include more folks… Read more »


Local-Global Youth Development

April 25, 2014

Folks, the Organic Health Response (OHR) is located on Mfangano Island, Kenya, in the heart of Lake Victoria.  They seek to activate information technology, social solidarity, and environmental sustainability to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria. Over the years we've supported OHR’s ICT initiatives, namely a highspeed Internet link from their ICT resource… Read more »


4 factchecking sites that’re the real deal

April 22, 2014

Folks, I just want news I can trust. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again. With the Internet, everyone can be their own journalist now. It's become increasingly difficult to find news that comes from a trustworthy press. Factchecking efforts only have… Read more »


5 veterans who are taking the startup world by storm

April 18, 2014

Folks, my team and I have been highlighting a lot of important startups and vets recently, and we thought it'd be a good idea to merge the two. We reached out to the community on Facebook and Twitter, and compiled a list of 5 veteran-founded startups who really have their boots on the ground. Vets… Read more »


5 of my favorite things

April 15, 2014

Folks, I'm often asked about my interests and priorities. I decided to share 5 of my favorite things in my personal life. Many of you may not be surprised to hear some of these… Birds – the Mrs. and I created a Birdography Spectacular dedicated to all of the birds and their friends who visit… Read more »


Does Journalism Need New Ethics?

April 4, 2014

Folks, here's an excerpt of a blog post I wrote for Poynter. Please click here to read the whole story. When I saw a story recently in the New Republic asserting that Silicon Valley has become one of “the most ageist places in America,” I was taken aback. As far as I can tell, there is discrimination… Read more »


The Third Metric and Nerd Values

March 31, 2014

The Third Metric is better explained in Arianna Huffington's Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. This is my take on it. Nerdiness involves a lack of normal social affect, where conventional ambitions, like money and power aren't such a big deal. The call to power… Read more »