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How I Adopted the Word "Nerd"

September 16, 2015

My team and I are claiming "nerd" for the honor of my fellow socially awkward, plastic pocket protector and taped together thick black glasses wearing tribe. Wordnik is a new dictionary that just launched a kickstarter. You, too, can claim a word… Live long and prosper. (Signed) Patient Zero of Nerds

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#HungerChallenge Day 2: No Cupcakes for You

September 15, 2015

Folks, we just got a #HungerChallenge update from Teri, Roxy, and Natalie – my neighbors who I've challenged to the #HungerChallenge. For each day they complete the Challenge, I’ll make a donation to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. They're powering through, but have definitely encountered some challenges… If you missed their Day 1… Read more »

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#HungerChallenge Day 1: the Dog Snatched the Bread

September 14, 2015

Hey, today's the first day of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 2015 #HungerChallenge. I'm offering a $10K Challenge of my own to neighbors I've known a long time, Roxy and Natalie. From Monday through Friday, their family will be cooking and eating meals they’ve made using only the items purchased as part of the Challenge…. Read more »

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Can You Live on a Food Stamp Budget? 1 in 4 Don't Have A Choice, But You Can Help

September 11, 2015

Hey, I'd like to invite you, alongside the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, to take the 2015 Hunger Challenge, beginning Monday and running September 14-18th. This is an exercise in empathy – a call to walk in someone else's shoes for 5 days. They're asking you to spend the week with them cooking meals, using an… Read more »

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Teachers are Underappreciated and Underpaid: How You Can Help

September 3, 2015

            Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.org is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right. One really good way to give teachers a break is by donating through DonorsChoose.org. They're… Read more »

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No Mentor? You Gotta Learn the Hard Way

August 13, 2015

A serious, committed mentor would've really helped me out and saved me from a lot of unnecessary pain. Never had one. On the other hand, sometimes one has to learn things the hard way. From learning that I sucked as a manager to never being clear about my roles at craigslist, I've made lots of mistakes. For example,… Read more »

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