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Act Now: Religion Requirement Could Drop From State-Funded Mentoring Program

Writes Like She Talks - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:16
Mentoring is absolutely critical to pretty much everyone’s success. One of my social work field placements nearly 25 years ago was with the mentoring portion of Career Beginnings and focused on inner-city high school students in the Cleveland area. So to read about the unnecessary injection of a religious-oriented requirement into the new $10 million…
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Ohio House Committee Leadership Published

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:28
Who will you want to communicate with if you have a particular issue? In addition to anyone else you might normally consult, you can now see which members of the Ohio House will be in leadership roles and there are intriguing selections from Northeast Ohio. I’ve highlighted in red font the reps I recognize as…
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Why Marco Rubio Will Never Be President – In His Own Words

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 15:34
If you’re a political junkie like I am, you’ve probably read the New York Times Magazine’s Q&A with the junior U.S. Senator from Florida, Republican Marco Rubio. Here’s the link either way. One of the early exchanges made me laugh out loud: What’s your standard line on speculation that you will run in 2016? We’re…
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Stats on Women in 2015 Ohio Legislature, U.S. Congress (Preview: LOW)

Writes Like She Talks - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:50
This is the one I cannot get over: Just 22 out of 246. Less than one in ten – less than one in ten. That’s what the U.S. House majority party has for women in its delegation. This is how you end up with an all-male set of U.S. House committee chairs getting recommended. (On…
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Which Electeds Will Make Sure This Isn’t Ohio’s Budget Process?

Writes Like She Talks - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 00:27
I’ve been there and done that when it comes to being handed a budget with less than 24 hours to review it before being asked – and pressured – to vote for it. I didn’t vote for it then, and I wouldn’t and I won’t under similar circumstances anywhere else. And I’d say – and…
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Losing Sucks

Writes Like She Talks - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 00:08
So in my next act of honest blogging, let me say in writing how much it sucks to lose an election. I can only speak for myself of course but I ran in a primary against an incumbent for the Ohio House of Representatives because I believed that a change was needed. That need hasn’t…
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What To Write When You Don’t Know What To Write

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:49
I’m not accustomed to thinking I have writer’s block, but then I also wasn’t accustomed to thinking that when I wake up at 5:40am multiple mornings in a row and strip off sweat-soaked fleece pajamas it’s because I might be entering The Change. It feels more like being corked up than blocked, because the pressure…
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Case Western Reserve University Joins Gig.U

Bytes From Lev - Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:37
Why is Case Western Reserve University supporting Gig.U? Universities have a critical role to play in the R&D efforts of... lsg8
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