South African Signage: From Symbolic to Silly

The beautiful FIFA 2010 World Cup logo was strewn about stadiums, streets, t-shirts, etc, across the southern African landscape in celebration of life, soccer, and Africa. Other signage viewed in South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland, however, left us bemused travelers shaking our heads in disbelief and more often, in laughter. Following is a sampling of … Continue reading

Nominate an Outstanding Young Minnesotan in 2010!

A proud 2008 recipient of a Minnesota Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans Award, I was even more pleased to nominate Anita Patel for the honor last year. This year, will you or someone you nominate be recognized for amazing contributions to the community? Read on for more details and submit your recommendation by August 1! … Continue reading

Save the Date: Minnesota Rising 2010 Un/Conference!

We’re excited to announce the inaugural Minnesota Rising Un/Conference! This daylong event will engage 100+ in an event hosted by and for emerging leaders in Minnesota! There are many more details to come, but in the meantime, save the date for: Saturday, November 13, 201010:00AM – 6:00PM CoCo coworking and collaborative space213 4th St E.4th … Continue reading

Reconciliation 2010: FIFA World Cup in South Africa

A dear friend of mine, who adores soccer, invited me to South Africa with her for the FIFA 2010 World Cup. We had an amazing time traveling through the eastern cape, mountain biking to see hippos and crocodiles, dining in the highest pub in southern Africa at the Sani Pass World Heritage Site in Lesotho, … Continue reading

Torch Community’s Career and Leadership Event: August 25th

Date: August 25, 2010│5:30 – 8:30 PM Location: International Market Square Cost: $5 early bird│$10 starting August 4│$15 at the door Sign up with a friend before August 4th for just $5! Event Description For those career focused and leadership minded, join hundreds of emerging leaders in the Twin Cities to engage in conversations centered … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Fourth Annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition

As a former Youth Venturer, I’m excited about the opportunity for current young changemakers to participate in the fourth annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneurship competition! This global competition will culminate at an exciting new TEDx conference recognizing entrepreneurial youth addressing social issues in their communities. Ashoka’s Youth Venture aims to help an entire generation of … Continue reading

Let it spring from love

The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed;The deed develops into habit;And habit hardens into character.So watch the thought and its ways with care,And let it spring from loveBorn out of concern for all living beings. -Buddha

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