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Entries by Michael Sigman from 03/2010

Creating Community in LA: Email/Internet Access

| Posted 03.01.2010 | Los Angeles

Chrysalis -- a local non-profit whose mission is to help the poor and the homeless find and hold jobs -- links thousands of our neighbors who can't afford access to the Net.

Repubs Outdo Dems in Unforced Errors

| Posted 03.07.2010 | Politics

At the 1984 Wimbledon, in one of the most dazzling displays in the modern history of tennis, John McEnroe dispatched superstar and arch rival Jimmy Co...

Creating Community in LA: A Safety Net for Singers

| Posted 03.11.2010 | Los Angeles

A small but mighty outfit, the 25-year-old Society of Singers helps songsters with doctor visits, counseling, or basic and often emergency assistance.

News/PR Line Gets Blurrier

| Posted 03.16.2010 | Media

Many of the thirty-thousand-plus journalists laid off in the past two years have signed on to corporate public relations gigs, further blurring the already-murky line between PR and news.

Exec Bonuses/Newsroom Outsourcing a Virtueless Circle

| Posted 03.20.2010 | Media

Media companies have to make cuts to stay in business, and some outsourcing is inevitable. But rewarding execs with big bonuses for, in effect, taking away workers' health insurance is unconscionable.

Johnny Appleseed of Joy

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Healthy Living

I first met the author and meditation teacher James Baraz five years ago at a silent Metta ("loving kindness") retreat at the Spirit Rock Meditation C...

So Many Waterloos, So Little Time

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Politics

Napoleon is no doubt rolling under the dome of Les Invalides as the term "Waterloo" gets a post-modern workout in the wake of health care reform.

Outrage Is All the Rage

| Posted 03.31.2010 | Healthy Living

Sometimes you have to respond to lies -- think Obama and the birthers. But in most cases, the more rewarding path is simple, though far from easy: Let it be.