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I know things are tight in Michigan, but Elizabeth Warren deserves a few more of our dollars

I’m not generally inclined to send my money out of state to support candidates running for office, but I find it difficult to restrain myself when it comes to Elizabeth Warren. Not only do I think that we need to win back the historically-Democratic Senate seat in Massachusetts that Scott Brown currently holds, but I […]

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Give a little money ($8.26) to 826 on 8/26

Still have some spare money after Alan Grayson’s big money bomb, and that donation to the Union of Concerned Scientists? Well, you’re in luck. Tomorrow, one of my favorite non-profits in the world, the youth literacy and writing organization known as 826, will be accepting donations. And they’re not asking for very much. They just […]

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Cycle Powered Cinema, donations now accepted

The plan to show live, people-powered movies in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park is still alive and well. A recent Cycle Powered Cinema volunteer meeting drew about a dozen people, and I think we made some pretty good progress. Following are some brief notes on where we are now, and where we hope to be by the […]

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More Americans going hungry

According to a new report released today, 49 million Americans lack adequate access to healthy food. Here’s a clip from the article in the Washington Post: The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million, the largest number since the government has been keeping track, according […]

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On allowances and charitable giving

I don’t pass parenting tips along all that often. It’s rare that I come across an idea that’s so unambiguously phenomenal that I want to share it. I picked something up from some friends recently, however, that I feel compelled to mention… They give their daughter an allowance, with the understanding that some percentage of […]

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