Archive for March 2015

The Chicago Mayoral Election & The "Digital Divide"

The Chicago Mayoral Election & The "Digital Divide"
With the Chicago Mayoral election coming up next week, I’ve been thinking about a question from the first debate between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. One of the questions was about the “digital divide”, and both candidates seemed to struggle with the concept: Garcia made an initially fumbling, but articulate discussion of the... Read more »

The Best (Zen-Flavored) Advice I Ever Received

The Best (Zen-Flavored) Advice I Ever Received
Eight years ago this week, I “celebrated” my return to Chicago after living in St. Louis, Missouri for several years. (I don’t remember the exact date, to be quite honest – it’s been a bit of a blur). However, in reflecting back on that time in terms of my own nonprofit career, I remember a... Read more »

Addendum: Chicago Mayoral Election Judge

A few weeks ago, I wrote about serving as election judge in the February primary. As a first-time judge, I had some questions and observations, and was fortunate to discuss these matters via e-mail with Jim Allen at the Board of Elections. With a Chicago mayoral election just a few weeks away, I thought this... Read more »
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Leonard Nimoy, Diversity and Social Change

With Leonard Nimoy’s passing, I have found myself reflecting back both personally and professionally. Growing up watching Star Trek, I was strongly influenced both by Nimoy’s performance…but also with the show’s focus on diversity, tolerance, and acceptance. In recent months, I have had some experiences that have me reflecting on those values as they apply... Read more »