Monthly Archives: May 2011

In Memory Of Halina…and the Shadow Side of Service

It seems fitting on Memorial Day that I write a memorial of my own. My 84-year-old neighbor and friend Halina Kiesig died this past week in her assisted living home. Among a host of other problems, she suffered from congestive … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Eating Well

This post is the first of a series on Food and Philanthropy. Scroll down to find out what’s next. Why do we live in a world where it’s cheaper to buy Froot Loops than it is real fruit? This is … Continue reading

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A World Without Moms

Thanks to Sasha Dichter of the Acumen Fund for sharing the winning video from the Mom’s Matter challenge by Search for the Obvious. This particular video is sponsored by the Jubilee Project (videos for a good cause) and meant to … Continue reading

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Give Mom More this Mother’s Day: Eight Gift Ideas with Meaning

Every Mother’s Day takes me by surprise. (What? it’s only three days away?) I know I need to do something…send something…fast, but am left empty-handed when it comes to ideas.  Yesterday, I got so far as entering my credit card … Continue reading

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