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What I did on my SOPA blackout day

This post was written in advance to post on the afternoon of January 18, the day many websites demonstrated their opposition for SOPA and PIPA by shutting down or displaying banners to that effect. I posted late last night on my Facebook and Twitter accounts that I was signing out for 24 hours in protest […]

The Mountain Moved

We have witnessed a miracle. All of us pressing for the closure of the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, knew it was rare for the government to enforce its own child welfare laws. There was some convincing evidence that workers within the agency charged with overseeing orphanages were, at best, aware of […]

Rattling the gates: Letter to my Senators

The past few days have been filled with calls, emails, and social media posts in an attempt to raise awareness of the dire situation at the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Having received no response from my Senators, I wrote them again today and it occurred to me that it may be […]

The tax decrease that really isn’t a tax decrease

The following is from the text of a memo that was attached to the payroll details for  all city employees, from the legal department.  MEMORANDUM – March 19, 2009 Please be advised that as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 a new tax-withholding table has been released and must be implemented […]