Category Archives: Important Issues

My New Projects: Consulting and Accessibility

I’ve been working hard on a few projects lately. I left my job in 2017 and went back to school to get my certificate in nonprofit management. I felt pretty confident I would find a new job easily, considering my … Continue reading

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A Note from Malawi

Remember my post about those two Malawians who received cochlear implants? Well, Helen Brough, a clinical scientist in Audiology from Cambridge, England, who is currently volunteering in Malawi, found my blog post and wrote me a wonderful note in response … Continue reading

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Fight the Ladykiller

My Parentmap post about Barbra Streisand and heart disease is up. Check it out!

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Feeding Kids over the Weekend

And here’s another post I enjoyed writing about a program with the schools that we have been partnering with at FamilyWorks. Check it out.

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Being a Do-gooder Can Potentially Get You Arrested

There’s been quite a buzz lately about 90-year-old Arnold Abbott’s efforts to feed homeless people through his nonprofit organization, Love Thy Neighbor, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Abbott, a”do-gooder”, as some call him, has been trying to help feed homeless people … Continue reading

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Educating About Gender Expression Through Children’s Books

I’ve read several children’s books about kids who express themselves in gender non-conforming ways or who are transgender. For example, My Princess Boy is written by a local author, Cheryl Kilodavis, who writes about her son who likes to wear pretty dresses … Continue reading

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Bill Gates: Inspiring or Polarizing Philanthropist?

I’m a little fascinated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I’m not sure I can explain it, other than a) I always had a fleeting desire to work there, but apparently it is an intense environment with a high burnout rate … Continue reading

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Raising Nice Kids- How Can We Do This?

I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by the fear and pessimism swirling around me because of news on ISIS, Ebola and climate change– three things on my mind now. The monstrous acts of terrorism ISIS is doing makes me go back to … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of a Community During a Crisis

I’ve been in a reflective mood lately. There’s been too much death and dying all at once in the past few weeks. First, the disappearance of that Malaysian flight, the news that my 83-year-old uncle is dying from kidney failure, the … Continue reading

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Thinking about Difficult Topics

Wow, February just flew by! It has been a wet, rainy month here. My writing has gone into hibernation!  My storytelling class just ended and I am feeling a bit bereft – – we had a great, supportive group. I’m determined … Continue reading

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