Tag Archive: Doing Good

Nov 03 2012

Skepticon Needs HALP!


I went to Skepticon 3 back in 2010 and had a blast. It was one of the first large skepticism conferences that I had attended, and the speaker lineup was intense! BTW, that link will send you to the SK3 media page, where you can watch videos of any or all of the talks from that …

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Aug 14 2012

New Faces


Three things this today: Minnesota State Primaries If you live in Minnesota you have an opportunity to participate in the State Primary. The biggies on the ballot are US Representative and US Senator. There were also school board and judicial nominations on my particular ballot. Another Thank You Thank you to a new Kiva lending …

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Aug 12 2012

Thank You


Earlier this week I invited you to join me on the microlending website, Kiva. I asked that if you were willing, able and wanted to join after learning more about the institution, to join through my personal invitation link so that I could receive $25 Kiva bonuses. Two of you took me up on my …

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Aug 07 2012

6 O’Clock BS: Kiva Bonuses!

You may know that the Hubby and I support the microlending program, Kiva. Here’s a cartoon from the Kiva website. It draws (literally) a very high-level picture  of how Kiva works: So yeah. Pretty cool stuff. The Hubby and I have been re-investing two $25 loans for a couple of years now, but we’d like …

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Jun 08 2012

6 O’Clock BS – I Am Your Dancing Monkey

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Okay!  I’m starting to get a little nervous and super excited about tomorrow’s Blogathon to benefit the Secular Student Alliance’s SSA Week. My first post will be up at 6am CST, and I’ll be posting every 30 minutes after that for a full 24 HOURS! I have a list of topics that I could write …

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Jun 08 2012

SSA Week Twitter Challenge Results


I know that y’all were up at midnight central time, waiting with bated breath to see the results of my SSA Week Twitter Challenge, and as such you’ve already seen these tweets, but I thought I’d put ‘em up here again. You know, for posterity. Or something. Last night (this morning) I immediately went to …

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Nov 04 2011

Delta Airs Anti-Vax Advertisement

I haz a sad. I like flying Delta. There’s a huge hub here in Minneapolis. I have the Delta SkyMiles card so I can rack up points and fly places for free (well, freeish, but that’s another post), and I’ve generally had very good experiences on Delta flights. So, I was sad when I saw …

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Oct 17 2011

Academic Animal Dissection, FY!

This morning I saw one of my Facebook Friends showing off a t-shirt that really annoyed me: Image shows a cartoon frog with the words “cut class, not frogs!” and “Don’t dissect.” “peta2″ Of course it’s a PETA shirt, which is one mark against it, but it’s the joyous anti-intellectualism of the message that first …

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Sep 20 2011

foursquaring for Vaccines

I use foursquare, which is part online game, part social media, part easy advertising for businesses. When I visit a place and “check in” I tell the world or just my circle of foursquare friends that I’m there, or that I’ve been there. foursquare seems to be great for local businesses – they can offer …

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Apr 27 2011

Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life Minnesota is tomorrow – Thursday, April 28th. Go out to any one of a gazillion and ten participating restaurants, and the restaurant donates a portion of your food bill to The Aliveness Project, a local nonprofit agency which each year serves one out of four people living with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. The …

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