Looking for Me? I’ve Moved to a New Website

June 10, 2015


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Howdy! My new website is The Freelance Cat, where I’m blogging about freelance writing, coworking, the freelance economy, productivity, work-life balance and more. Come find me there because I’m no longer updating this blog. Thanks! I look forward to showing you around the new digs. Cat

A Future Rich with Coops, Commons and Sustainable Communities? Yes!

November 23, 2014



Last week the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) hosted its annual Fall Celebration and Showcase. Held at the HUB Oakland, the event was a gathering of SELC staff, friends, family and supporters, complete with a delicious spread of food that included roasted veggies, kale salad, samosas, frittatas, locally-made kombucha, wines, yummy desserts and more. But […]

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How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S.

August 13, 2014



With a median household income of just over $37,000, Mississippi is the poorest state in the United States. A powerhouse organization promoting economic justice, Cooperation Jackson was born of a need to transform the state, in particular its capital and largest city, Jackson. Cooperation Jackson is a network of interconnected yet independent institutions including an […]

For the Coworking Curious

June 6, 2014



In general, coworkers pretty much love coworking. There are the details: wifi, community, a casual-but-productive-vibe and coffee. But there are lots of intangibles: a moment of cohesiveness, shared humor, mutual support, or a collaborative a-ha moment that make coworking spaces extraordinary. For a while now I’ve been a part of the coworking movement as both […]

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The Wisdom of Guy Kawasaki

May 8, 2014



Guy Kawasaki is a likable guy. He was the chief evangelist for Apple when it was a company trying to find itself, he’s one of the most recognizable names in Silicon Valley, he’s written nearly a dozen books, and he has lots of tech-y feathers in his cap. But the guy has a way of […]

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I Met a Real Live Robot

April 11, 2014



Yesterday I was working at NextSpace when I heard a lot of hustle and bustle and what sounded like someone talking loudly with their phone on speaker. I looked up and saw a giant screen rolling down the hallway toward the cafe area, presumably under its own control. “Oh, great,” I thought. “Here we go.” […]

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