Representation, Nonprofits, and DOCTOR WHO

Representation in nonprofits has been on my mind recently…but mostly because I’ve been working on a C2E2 panel on female representation in Doctor Who. (As well as other various projects – check out my personal blog post with my personal and professional activities) I grew up during the “classic” era of Who, and I can honestly say... Read more »

Social Media, Caregiving & Friendships

This week, I had a birthday. A milestone birthday. It wasn’t something I would promote via social media (the milestone part, that is, not the birthday). Regardless of the various friendships I’ve had over the past, there’s something a bit embarrassing about it…especially since at this age, I never thought I would be caregiving for... Read more »

Some Upcoming Chicago Events to Check Out

Some Upcoming Chicago Events to Check Out
As we’re gearing into spring, many great mission-driven and cause-related Chicago events are popping up. If you’re looking to get out and about through the next few months, here are a few suggestions for your consideration. If you know about any other great Chicago events we should know about, please leave them in the comments,... Read more »
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How Net Neutrality Impacts Chicago Nonprofits

Why we need net neutrality from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo With the February 27th  #OneMoreVote campaign on February 27th to overturn the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality, many organizations – including Chicago nonprofits – may not understand the full implications of not taking action. And with the FCC repeal entering the Federal Register, it is... Read more »

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle
As a freelance writer and social media consultant, I rely on my Windows 10 laptop (a ten-year-old Hewlett Packard Elitebook) for my work. However, the replacement charger blew out…two weeks after the original HP-branded charger blew out, and my laptop battery drained. That meant only one thing…getting my Linux laptop out of storage while I ordered another... Read more »

Net Neutrality Update: "One More Vote" on 2/27

Net Neutrality Update: "One More Vote" on 2/27
We’ve focused on net neutrality in the past, both in terms of Ajit Pai’s destructive efforts as well as possible next steps to restore net neutrality. Thankfully, there are efforts to push this through…but things are at a bit of a standstill. So this means that not only is there further work to be done,... Read more »
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Underemployment In the Gig Economy

Underemployment In the Gig Economy
As many readers of this blog know, I am currently attempting to balance freelance work and caring for my sick mother. One of the trickier aspects is finding work, but many people cite the current “gig economy” as being advantageous to people like me. However, like many others, my work situation would technically be qualified... Read more »

How Donald Trump Taught Me The Power of Friendship and Community

No, it’s not a wacky ironic statement typical of a Gen X-er like me. Despite this blog’s focus on technology and social change, I will state for the record: Donald Trump, in his political activities, has taught me the power of friendship. Maybe it all started just a year ago when I was deciding to move... Read more »

Net Neutrality Next Steps

Net Neutrality is one of the key issues driving conversation – and activism – in early 2018. (For an overview of the issues involved, check out this recent radio appearance). Thanks to two recent forums on Net Neutrality – one held this past Tuesday at Center on Halsted; the other driving Netsquared Chicago’s February meeting,... Read more »
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This Blog's Best of 2017

This Blog's Best of 2017
Every year, I make an effort to list blog posts from the past year as a “best of” summary. Unfortunately, personal events made it hard to create a “Best of 2016”. This year has been a challenge, with no posting in one month (due to personal issues), but otherwise, here is a compilation of this... Read more »