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What would you sacrifice to repair the world?

As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, that question looms large. Challenging economic times are causing many of us to make financial sacrifices for the sake of our families. We're deferring retirement. We're working multiple jobs. We're going to less-expensive colleges. A recent...

Where do you feel at home?

When people ask me where I'm from, I usually pause and take a deep breath before I answer the question: "I live in the Bay area but I'm from Philadelphia." I have lived in the San Francisco Bay area long enough (over twenty years) to call it home, and Philly is the place I grew up that has that old...

Craig Newmark says we are changing the world!

Hillel's Ask Big Questions initiative made it in Craig Newmark's listing of "16 People and Organizations Changing the World in 2012."

How We're Going to Change the World in 2012

Craig Newmark, founder of Craig's List, has issued a call for blog posts in response to the question "How will you change the world in 2012?" Great question! Here's my answer: A friend of mine likes to tell the story of an art professor whose young daughter asked him where he was going as he got...