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In Trump do not trust

Do not trust Donald Trump, unless you want to be disappointed, repeatedly. Not because he lies. Not because he exaggerates. Not because he has evil intent. But because he will always put himself first. In Donald Trump’s case, putting oneself first isn’t the common notion we have about doing what is in one’s best interest.…

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Flame wars are back

Back in the day, when one blog would go after another blog, we called it a flame war. Why we did it? Who can say. We were picked on so often by so many non-blogs, it hardly seemed productive to pick on each other. But mostly it was tied to legitimacy and eyeballs. At least…

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Toni Morrison on losing privilege

The allocation of finite resources. It is at the bottom of everything, or at least so much. Including how we have notions of race and privilege. It is what makes the phrase, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” sound so benign except, for some, for its connection to Karl…

Students posing as Hillary Clinton for mock election day at Gross Schecter Day School, Pepper Pike, Ohio. Photo by Amanda Koehn, Cleveland Jewish News.

Election pep talk

Back in September, I got a request to speak to elementary and middle school students at a local Jewish day school as part of a day of election events held on election day itself. I’d asked in advance for an idea of what they’d like me to address and I thought publishing those remarks here…

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George Nemeth (1968-2016)

The word “BLOG” is at the center of this image but it should be “George”. George Nemeth was the hub of Northeast Ohio blogging during its formative years and heyday. If you don’t recognize his name or face, maybe you’ve heard of Brewed Fresh Daily (BFD) or Meet the Bloggers (MTB). George died unexpectedly just…

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Top Cleveland Blog

I haven’t been blogging much lately for a variety of reasons, but I still receive a lot of solicitations to put up blog posts for all sorts of entrepreneurs thinking I need content. The last thing I need is content – it’s the overwhelming quantity of content I have to put down in writing that…

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Gender lens used in impact investing

A quick search on “gender impact investing Cleveland” and “gender impact investing Cuyahoga” didn’t bring up any results in the first couple of pages that had to do with this movement being present in our region, but I’m hoping that after posting this, some suggestions might be provided. The New York Times published this article, “With an…

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Kasich appointees’ decision will scare people away from Ohio

Seriously. This is what the people appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich have decided to do: The state school board voted Monday night to eliminate the so-called “5 of 8” rule that sets the minimum number of school nurses, librarians, counselors and arts teachers that school districts must have. It will now be up to each…