Your Post Public Domain Day Summary

Your Post Public Domain Day Summary
(Note – all links are non-affiliate links) On January 1st, 2022, works that were published in 1926 entered the public domain. As a result, certain literary works could be redistributed, reused, and displayed without regard for licensure or ownership. This year’s entries into the public domain, however, are very noteworthy for they have some notable... Read more »

Linux: How to Avoid Linus Tech Tips' Mistakes

Linux: How to Avoid Linus Tech Tips' Mistakes
Linux is receiving greater exposure in response to news about Windows 11 updates and possible concerns. Capitalizing on this, the Linus Tech Tips YouTube channel engaged in a 30-day Linux challenge. As someone with ten years of experience working with Linux across several different laptops, I watched with interest to see how they would perform.... Read more »

Caregiving, Empathy, and Storytelling

Caregiving, Empathy, and Storytelling
Whether I am caregiving for my mother, working as a professional writer and consultant, or as a New Pulp author, one of the statements I frequently hear is some variation of “storytelling is an engine of empathy”. Regardless of my roles as caregiver/ marketing professional/or writer, I find myself dismayed that storytelling (especially digital storytelling)... Read more »
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Meet Your Neighbor: COOP Careers

Meet Your Neighbor: COOP Careers
(Special thanks to Kalani Leifer for his time and insight) On September 15th, COOP Careers launched their inaugural cohort of first-generation and low-income college students in Chicago after launching similar programs in Los Angeles and New York. Recently, I had the chance to speak with Kalani Leifer, Founder and CEO of COOP Careers, to learn... Read more »

Documentary: THE SOCIAL DILEMMA and Social Media

Social media has been the focus of criticism in recent years. Following our review of Social Warming, we’re presenting a recent documentary about the hazards of social media. Although making its premiere on Netflix, The Social Dilemma is now available for viewing on YouTube. Catch the embed below. https://youtu.be/7mqR_e2seeM (If you see only code, you... Read more »

Book Review: SOCIAL WARMING and the Effects of Social Media

Book Review: SOCIAL WARMING and the Effects of Social Media
[DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided for review purposes. All links are non-affiliate links, and all opinions are my own] Over the past five years, social media usage has shifted away from communications and marketing and into darker areas. Two years ago, P.W. Singer’s Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media outlined how social media has... Read more »
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Celebrating the Gene Roddenberry Centennial and Star Trek

Celebrating the Gene Roddenberry Centennial and Star Trek
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s birth. As the creator of Star Trek, his humanistic values have had a great influence on many nonprofit, social enterprise, and other business professionals. As one of those professionals who have been influenced by this work, I thought it might be a great opportunity to highlight some... Read more »

Surviving the Metra Lollapalooza COVID Express

Lollapalooza officially ends today, and I am personally grateful for a variety of reasons. After all, I was around when Lollapalooza started as a touring show that was merely corporate-sponsored pandering led by a spoiled, entitled musician whose then-latest hit served as a paean to shoplifting. However, coming home from a friend’s showing at the... Read more »

Sunshine Enterprises: New Initiatives Coming Fall 2021

Sunshine Enterprises: New Initiatives Coming Fall 2021
Located in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, Sunshine Enterprises has a long history of driving entrepreneurship and small business development through its own cohorts as well as selected partnerships. Having graduated 1,000 new entrepreneurs through its primary program, Sunshine Enterprises is launching two new initiatives to foster further entrepreneurial activity throughout various communities in Chicago. Photo by... Read more »
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Raks Geek: Celebrating Pride Month With Two Events

Raks Geek: Celebrating Pride Month With Two Events
As Chicago prepares for reopening, Raks Geek is hoping to reengage their audience with a series of online and offline shows. Led by director Dawn Xiana Moon, the performance troupe is hoping to not only celebrate Pride Month (several members are from the LGTBQ community), but also begin to hold events that ensure the safety... Read more »