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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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