Tag Archives: meaningful stories

When you don’t want to go: Military Influencer conference 2017

While I was one of the earliest earlybird ticket buyers for Military Influencer Conference 2017 (#milblogging17), I really wasn’t sure I wanted to go. It’s been a long year and I admit I was worried. I’ve been on the road for over four months so far this year and it’s only October. Time away means time I’m not spending communicating with my clients. So what was I worried about? This would be another  dude-bro fest that spoke only to male veterans. It would be a Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe embarks on American Identity Tour

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe to embark on American Identity Tour Alamogordo, New Mexico — Have you ever wanted to explore the vastness of the lower 48 by train? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to cross the US on Amtrak? Anna Blanch Rabe has. What started out as a plan B in case her husband was deployed again has ended up becoming a way of seeking to understand what it means to be American. “Military Spouses often look for ways to Continue reading →

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos  eneroo 30, 2017 by Anna Blanch Rabe [translation by Janet Sanchez] Las últimas 48 horas han sido abrumadoras. Las cosas se han movido muy rápido. Desde el momento en que el Presidente Trump firmó una Orden Ejecutiva de Inmigración el viernes por la mañana cuando se empezó a poner en práctica a la medianoche del viernes y, después de 48 horas, ha habido una verdadera avalancha de información, anécdotas y declaraciones. Es difícil discernir y dar sentido a Continue reading →

Productivity Tools for Non Profit and Social Enterprise Professionals

Just over seven  years ago I wrote a post offering some advice and links to productivity tools that I found useful in my research and writing. I thought it was time to revisit the topic and reflect on what I’m finding most useful now. I try to share things that help me but am somewhat suspicious of cult followings of all descriptions: so please use what works for you. Everyone is looking for the answer that will solve all their organisational/life/balance/problems. While these tools are Continue reading →

You are not special

A few years ago I spent six months in between positions in higher education working in retail hospitality: a cafe in a busy mall. I wrote this reflection in the midst of that experience. Each Christmas I am reminded by the lessons buried deep within muscle memory from that time. _____________________________________________________________________________ Working with ‘the public’ for the last four or five months, one pervasive attitude has struck me as being detrimental to our communities growing and thriving. It’s something that I don’t see the church Continue reading →

Writing for Good in the world

I love to write when creativity strikes and while I would contend that is in a place of unbridled creativity that my best ideas come it is not usually where I can expect to write polished pieces. But what is writing for Good? Often the moments of creativity produce sparks and tangents that take time, control, and discipline to flesh out into fully developed arguments that flow. I often have to go back after I have posted to fix spelling and grammar mistakes, and to Continue reading →