Newsletter: Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles is a non-profit educational reform organization that helps at-risk adolescents learn “the communication, decision-making, and goal-setting skills they need to be successful in life.”

In 2006, Overcoming Obstacles needed someone to write and edit its Summer newsletter, which featured stories about the Plainfield, NJ public school system’s adoption of OO’s character education program and about a nursing professor designed a practicum for her upper-level students to teach fifth graders life skills that would help these kids negotiate the pressures they would soon face in middle school.

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Case Study: Dechert Trades Help Desk for Keno Kozie

I originally wrote this case study for Law Technology News. Keno Kozie liked it enough to repurpose it for its own IT Insights magazine.

Original PDF: “Dechert Trades Help Desk for Keno Kozie”

Mike Shannon says that efficiency has been a priority since he started his tenure as Dechert CIO a decade ago. For example, Shannon says that Dechert uses videoconferencing more than most law firms. “We do about 200 multipoint video conferences per month, and it makes sense because our lawyers might have to be in three different places in a given day,” Shannon says… [Read more]

The Password Is: ‘Devine [sic]’

It’s been rumored for a long time about those caped crusaders: Via my friend Paul Maggio…

Looking at Match Game ’7x, Part 3b: Aqua Net, Man!

What’s the first thing you think of when you see this on the board? My immediate response was (and yes, I do talk out loud to my TV) Aqua Marine and then Aqua Man. The former answer came from my childhood fascination with birthstones and rocks (no Pokemon back then), the latter because my brother […]

Looking at Match Game ‘7x, Part 3a: Memory Goosed

My Facebook Match Game Super Match post for January 26, 2012 was:[1] I wasn’t surprised at such perennial responses as “Mother,” or millennial ones as “Grey.” [2] But I was nonplussed that not a single friend from childhood (or who happened to be in California in the 1970s) had posted what I thought was the […]