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Haiti Two Years After the Quake

On January 12th, the Haitian people “celebrated” the two-year anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake which took the lives of some 360,000 men, women, and children. What they celebrated was not the tragedy itself, but the progress which has been made since that fateful day. 266 more words

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haiti On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. More than 220000 people were killed and over 300000 injured. My women's charity, The Prettie Committee, has since been dedicated to providing relief efforts to the people of Haiti. Join our efforts to "Benefit Haiti" with your donations of clothing and personal care items. No cash donations accepted. For more information on how you can help Benefit Haiti, click here.

Kids Come With A Silent Setting?!

And winner of the big jerk of the moment, day, week and probably the summer, goes to this “neighbor”. Seriously, taking the time to send letters about laughing children needing to be stopped might mean you need to be stopped. 68 more words

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Thoughts on People Doing Things

I had the opportunity to sit down with Nick Thornton, host of the People Doing Things podcast recently, to talk about some of the things I’m doing. 124 more words


5 Most Dangerous Runways In The World

I enjoy traveling, but riding in airplanes has never really been my thing. 

Commercial or private –I have rode them all and the shorter the travel time, the better.  554 more words


Saudi Arabia stops its military action in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has ended its air campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen.

Looks like air alone wasn’t getting the job done and only making things worse. 129 more words

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The Story Of How April 20 Became 'Weed Day'

This piece was first published last year on April 20 on Huffington Post.

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, now touring as The Dead. 2,236 more words


Acceptable or not? Textbook cover

Added Introduction The STEM fields have a well-know gender and race problem. It’s received a lot of attention in academic circles, and there’s been a fair amount of discussion about it on this blog. 176 more words

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