When housing homeless people isn’t enough

Monica Yant Kinney, in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, shares the story of ‘Mary’ a Pathways to Housing client, and the difficulties she and her neighbors are facing. Many of the chronically homeless have mental illnesses that, like many disabilities, require them to have special services available to be able to live their lives independently. Where someone […]

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The secret of achievement is persistence – a ‘growth mindset’ over a ‘fixed mindset’

Wow does this headline sounds like so much self-help crap! But read the stories linked with an open mind. The research is thought provoking and inspiring. Stanford Psychology professor and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, Carol Dweck has spent decades researching the question “What makes a really capable child give up in […]

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It’s cold out – what you can do to help homeless in Philadelphia

Write 1.215.232.1984 on a piece of paper and put it in your wallet or purse. If you see a homeless person living on the streets in the cold please call that number. Its Project H.O.M.E.’s Outreach Hotline. If you happen to be homeless, in need of services, and have access to a phone, call 1.877.222.1984. […]

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Reviewing backups, I find Mom’s last words to me

Mom called and left a message 3 days before she died. She said that the latest tests were good. That everything was alright. To say hello to everyone and God bless. 20071024-MomsLastPhonecall2.wav A lot of folks don’t get the chance to say good bye, or their loved ones leave with too much left unsaid. Unshared. […]

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The case for killing ‘WCM’ (Web Content Management)?

First, a disclaimer. The title refers to the term ‘WCM’, not the functionality implied by it. WCM (Web Content Management) as defined by Wikipedia is a system that “allows non-technical users to make changes to a website with little training. A WCMS typically requires an experienced coder to set up and add features, but is […]

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