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Eve Blossom

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Excited About NSA's New Possible Service

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Dear NSA,

I was really excited to hear about how well you know me. I use Apple, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Facebook, Google and my phone service is with Verizon. I am a single woman in SF... wait, you already know this.

Why am I so excited? I realized today you...

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International Women's Day: The Day After, Loss of a Friend

(1) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 5:03 PM

Just days ago, I had a friend murdered while trying to save women from human trafficking. She had chosen everyday to risk her life to give other women freedom. In the battle against human trafficking, intervention work is hard and dangerous. Even though we know this, it is still shocking...

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Reflections on Independence

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2010 | 11:08 PM

July 2 marks the actual day in 1776 that America declared its independence from Great Britain. Coincidentally, today is also a personal independence day for me: my marriage officially dissolved. This made me think about the different ways we look at individuals as well as countries.

Americans celebrate...

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Love: The Other Sustainable Issue

(3) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 1:53 AM

For decades, the United States has been a consumer-oriented society. Our shopping and buying dollars have fueled the global economy. We continue to consume large amounts of food, entertainment, products and services. We want the latest iPhone, most recent electronics and newest cars, throwing away the old models for new...

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Haiti: Human Trafficking On The Rise After Earthquake

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 1:06 AM

Some groups (UNICEF) are now stating that thousands of children in Haiti are being trafficked out of the country. UNICEF has even reported children taken from hospitals.

During such chaotic times with many international groups, planes, supplies moving in and out of the airport and borders, there...

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Haiti: Building A Stronger Community Fabric

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 4:47 AM

It has been hard to write about the loss and devastation since the earthquake in Haiti. As we all know, the first concern is search and rescue, medical care, food and water. Only after that can we begin to think about how to avoid similar human tragedy.

Six months ago,...

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Are We Really Aware: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2010 | 3:31 PM

A resolution passed by the US Senate in 2007 marked January 11 as a day of awareness for the countless victims of human trafficking across the globe. And it does occur everywhere across the globe. Certain countries have created huge demand. And like most marketplaces, where there is demand, supply...

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Thailand: Identity Crisis?

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 1:01 AM

This week marks the 82nd birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is loved and revered highly by many Thais. With ailing health and a short leave from the hospital, the King gave a brief speech December 5 stating that his happiness and prosperity would be assured if Thailand flourished...

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Cambodia: Collaboration is Needed

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 2:14 PM

Since last December, I have been following the impact of the economic downturn in the Southeast Asian countries where I have worked for almost two decades. The deep recession quickly affected developing countries, even countries such as Laos and Cambodia, who are less tied to the financial sectors of the...

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Last Week in India: Hillary Clinton, Landslides and Opportunities

(6) Comments | Posted July 27, 2009 | 4:00 PM

It was the start of my second week of work in India for my company, ( when Hillary Clinton arrived. During her visit, she intended to discuss energy security, agriculture reform, education, counterterrorism and carbon emissions -- all excellent topics for discussion but Indians are also hyper-focused on dealing...

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Women Entrepreneurs: Opportunities Where?

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2009 | 2:34 PM

With big-name thinkers and doers in town for the annual Aspen Ideas Festival last week, conversations were compelling but one session still lingers in my mind. At the Doerr-Hosier Center, where several business experts discussed America's role in the global economy, WNYC host Brian Lehrer introduced the diverse panelists for...

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Origin and Destination: Culture Matters

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 11:47 AM

There is an essential element missing from the dialogue on sustainability in business. Most enterprises consider the full spectrum of sustainability as environmental, social and financial. Organizations of all types are reviewing and revamping supply chains--their sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and outsourcing processes.

However, based on assumptions of...

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