Happy 2015!

Art imitiating life

I am at a lost for words to describe how it feels to hear the decision of juries for the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases. Hurt, anger, fear, shame, sadness, indifference and grief all at the same time. This is some traumatic kind of living. “For his part, director Spike Lee took the video… Continue reading

The Social Nonprofit: How to Gain More Support From Your Followers

I’m famous! The Chronicle of Philanthropy retweeted me and included my tweet (5th tweet from the bottom) in their Storify. Life is good! [View the story “The Social Nonprofit: How to Gain More Support From Your Followers” on Storify

DIY modified toy cars to help children get around

A DIY solution to help make them the coolest kids on the playground. #LOVE h/t Upworthy

DWYL: Telling People to Work for Love is Misleading

“DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. It shunts aside the labor of others and disguises our own labor to ourselves. It hides the fact that if we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for… Continue reading

No New Years Resolutions

Last year I made a lot of resolutions for this blog. And, now that 2014 has arrived, I’m faced with the dilemma of making new resolutions or continuing to work on the ones I made last year. Some bloggers make it a requisite to make new years  resolutions. That’s what works for them. But I’ve… Continue reading

Confronting Homelessness in New York City

I finally finished reading and watching, Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life. It is the largest multimedia investigative endeavor that the The New York Times has undertaken. So, I am wondering how much it cost to produce this bit of journalism? Andrea Elliott did a superb job at capturing the complex life Dani and her family lead. For… Continue reading

A Nudge in the Right Direction

A few days ago, a colleague shared Katrin Bennhold’s NYTimes article, Britain’s Ministry of Nudges, with me. In it, Bennhold shows how Britain is using American behavioral science experiments to improve public policy, reduce unemployment, and increase tax revenue. I laughed. While I am thrilled about this reinvention of government services, the ethics of such… Continue reading

Only 741 people enrolled in N.J.’s health insurance exchange?

New Jersey’s federally run health insurance exchange only enrolled 741 people in the month of October according to an editorial in the Star-Ledger. It’s disconcerting to see that New Jersey had the opportunity to create their own specific health exchange with $100 to $200 million from the federal government. The funding would have covered the creation… Continue reading

Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations in NJ for the Win

 Source: Frances Micklow/The Star-Ledger When I read Dan Goldberg’s article, New Jersey hospitals reach out to patients to reduce ER visits, I did a happy dance. In the midst of all the bad press that the Affordable Care Act implementation has been getting, this piece offers a glimmer of hope. It’s such a well-written article showing how doctors… Continue reading