Mark S

Mark S

ENGAGE Programmer at D:hive

My Recent Activity

Innovative ideas to increase voting in Detroit?

I responded to Claire Nelson: Can any venue be a venue for voting? Does it have to be a school or a public place or, for...

Claire Nelson

Good point, Mark! The last presidential election when we all stood in long lines at the polls, I thought the same thing: we should have music! food! comedy! conversation with our neighbors! I know voting is serious and... Continue reading

Innovative ideas to increase voting in Detroit?

I responded to Claire Nelson: Voting Party!  Make it fun, social, some food and music - I like that idea - why not make it...

Claire Nelson

Here are seven reasons why voting matters. Now how do we get more Detroiters registered and to the polls? Continue reading

Prescription Drug Abuse is Not My Problem

I responded to Mark S: PS - I know that we didn't talk much about the prescription drug issue: though it is a slightly...

Mark S

I believe that the problem is not so much what children get exposed to (ultimately they will be exposed to everything) but the venue in which they are exposed to it (and educated about it). The most dangerous thing about... Continue reading

Prescription Drug Abuse is Not My Problem

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Hi  Jill. Yes, thank you for asking.  This approach is valuable because it promotes mindfulness...

Jill Miller Zimon

Mark, thanks for this perspective. Can you say more about why you think this approach could be valuable? Maybe examples in mind?

Prescription Drug Abuse is Not My Problem

I responded to Susan Rubin Borison: I believe that the problem is not so much what children get exposed to (ultimately they will be...

Susan Rubin Borison

I just learned a stat that is going to change my parenting. If you experiment with drugs and alcohol under 18 years old, you have a 1 in 4 chance of becoming an addict. And there is no way to anticipate which on of the... Continue reading

The moral side of murder. Discuss.

I responded to Nancy Reeves: I'm not sure that many people in this situation would be able to make a considered choice. I...

Nancy Reeves

The conversation starter is from the first week of ER22X, a free MOOC offered by Harvard University. Watch at least the first 10 minutes of the video - it is quite lovely (even if just for the glimpse it gives you of the... Continue reading

It's OK to FAIL: How can we celebrate failure as part of innovation?

I responded to It's OK to FAIL: How can we celebrate failure as part of innovation?: I recently came across this Henry Ford quote at Tech Shop in Allen Park: Failure is simply the...