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Thoughts and Lessons from XOXO 2016

October 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment

I finally set aside the time to write out my thoughts and reflections on one of the best things I ever tried to attend — XOXO 2016.

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Tags: Life

Joining the kickline vs. standing out

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Marvin Hamlisch passed away on Monday. There were a couple of generations of New Yorkers and others around the world that could hum songs he’d written even if they weren’t old enough to know it was his work. I knew where the Shubert Theater was well before a lot of other Big Apple landmarksĀ because of […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Hopefully more than just a blip on the national media radar

May 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The last few days have been a roller coaster of emotions, but I’m more driven by the need to raise awareness about what’s needed for areas affected by tornadoes in the Southeastern United States. We need more voices…

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Tags: Civic Engagement · Commentary

Talking with Dad

June 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Father’s Day is upon us and with it a chance to make the occasional call home to my dad, wondering just how long the conversation will go and what will be talked about. It’s a time to realize just how often we do talk, and how little we’ve actually shared – and how that may impact how I act with children later on…

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Tags: Life · The Sunday P.M. Post

A quick trip to the Windy City for CityCamp

January 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I didn’t take that many photos, but I left with a clearer picture of what’s going on in the world of open data and municipal government transparency. I’m thinking that it could become a backbone of whatever I end up accomplishing here in 2010.

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Tags: urban issues