When Your Work Is Worth $100,000,000

May 15, 2014
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Last January I turned down a couple big job offers, and instead chose to go work for a small startup in Chicago. I’d been a fan of GiveForward for a long time, and I really respected what co-founders Desiree and Ethan had been able to do in just a few short years: put together a […]

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Through Windows At Dusk

March 23, 2014
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Walking through the neighborhood at dusk, on a chilly evening in late March. With no one outside, the streets are silent, save the sound of my unhurried footsteps on the pavement. Lights are on in the homes I pass, a small daily rebellion against the coming of the night. Clothed all in black, head down, […]

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How Much Do Bloggers Make? Here’s A Simple Chart.

March 19, 2014

If you look up the phrase “how much do bloggers make,” you’ll find a ridiculous amount of (often confusing) information. Since I’ve been in the business awhile, I thought I’d give you a super easy, bare-bones rule of thumb to reference when considering whether you could earn a living as a blogger. (Here’s a hint: […]

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9 Things I’m Boycotting For St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014
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1. Every bar in Boston, for not pre-boycotting Sam Adams beer for not boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day parade for boycotting the LGBT group that was trying to make a sexual/political statement, thus leading to an actual boycott by Sam Adams of the parade, and thus prompting a similar boycott by Guinness of the New […]

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I Guess We All Hate Jan Brewer – Or: Why People Suck

February 26, 2014
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 today, the controversial bill that would allow any business owner to refuse to provide services to anyone whom they felt substantially burdened their free exercise of religion. This bill was introduced, sponsored, and championed mainly by conservative Christian Republicans in response to aggressive pushes for acceptance (some would […]

Winter In Wisconsin

February 10, 2014
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Thank you, City of Milwaukee, for issuing me a citation warning today for not putting my garbage cans “on the curb and as close to the drive as possible.” I have rectified the situation, as illustrated in the attached picture. They stand a good seven feet tall now, and are a beacon of responsible citizenship […]

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Love Drop / Birthday Project Day

January 31, 2014
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A few weeks ago the kids and I were looking for something to do over the weekend, and I decided to show them my friend Robyn’s The Birthday Project. If you’re not familiar with the project, it all started on her 38th birthday, when she went around town with her family, doing 38 random acts […]

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Something Incredible Is Happening In Texas Right Now

November 18, 2013
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I work for a company called GiveForward, and we help people do fundraising for medical need. I was browsing through some of our pages just now, and I came across an amazing story that needs to be shared. Kourtney Gruner’s son Otto is a year and a half old, and the family just received the […]

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What Happens When Personal Values And Corporate Values Collide

November 7, 2013
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Today is a recharge day for me – an unexpected day off of work my company gave as a surprise gift. I’m supposed to be doing something that feeds my soul, makes me happy, and helps me connect with who I am and who I want to be. And that’s why I’m writing this article. […]

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Why We Should Get Rid of Comments on Major News Sites

September 27, 2013
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I just read a bunch of article comments on major news sites in order to write a piece on the topic, and then I got too depressed to actually write it. I wish I were kidding. But then my friend Melissa told me to write it anyway, so here I am. A couple days ago, […]

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