Monthly Archives: February 2009

Which way to Newark?

I was walking up 6th Avenue around 26th street last night, talking to a friend on my cellphone.  A guy pulled over in a black SUV, rolled down the window and called out, “Hey, excuse me, can you tell me, … Continue reading

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What would Alice do?

Today was a day for me to spend some time with my family, so I’m short a post.  But reflecting on Barack Obama’s speech on Monday night reminded me of the open-ended hope so many felt when he was elected … Continue reading

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A touch of genius

By all reports, one of the most celebrated talks at this year’s TED conference was by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.  Elizabeth starts with a compelling question she gets asked a lot lately, “Aren’t you afraid you’re never … Continue reading

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How we say ‘thanks’

Though I’m not plugged in to popular culture, I do try to catch the Oscars.  Like the Superbowl and the Olympics, it is a chance for the whole world to tune in and dream of a simpler world full of … Continue reading

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Ask and ask again

Ira Glass, host of the NPR show This American Life, has a new twist on getting people to give to NPR.  As part of NPR’s funding drive, Ira is calling people on the phone and having them “turn in” family … Continue reading

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Would you rather work for change?

Sooner or later, you have to choose.  Are you going to work for change or just complain? Funny thing is, once you start working for change, you usually don’t have much time left to complain.  There’s just so darn much … Continue reading

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I’m feeling twoverwhelmed.  It’s not Twitter’s fault – it’s just another tool.  But I did get on Twitter this week.  The Twitter roar (“you don’t use Twitter?”)* was getting deafening, and I know enough about myself to know that the … Continue reading

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