It's a boy!
Changes are afoot (or apaw) at Casa del Olmo Rojo. Many of you already know Chaco Canyon, who tweets as TheRealVOSTCat. Well, Chaco has a new sibling! His name at the shelter was Cranston, so we have named him Walter White, or Wally, for short.
Wally was affectionate from the get go when we met him at Barkin' Boutique next to Jinja in Santa Fe. The ladies working there were extremely nice and seemed very happy for both parties in the adoption.
as for Chaco...
He's had some sniffs of his new brother on us but it will be a few weeks before they meet. Wally is in his own office and we'll ease into things.
What about the next pandemic?
Consider, here, that 500 million people worldwide were killed in the Spanish Flu pandemic, nearly 100 years ago. Now pair that with the ease of travel we have in our age.
To be certain, we’ve had scares with avian flu, Ebola, and Zika but none attained this magnitude. Are we capable of handling an outbreak with this kind of impact?
Read more at Lawfare Blog, here: http://ht.ly/HDQy30bPWwe
It could have been worse than this, I suppose. It appears all that was accessed was e-mail addresses - a *lot* of e-mail addresses. That said, when a trusted system for legal documents gets breached, it is a really bad thing. I have gotten e-mails from DocuSign and another signing system and I called the purported sender to verify they had actually sent me something. If it looked anything like junk mail, I deleted it. As far as I'm concerned, anyone that would send me something to sign knows how to reach me. You might consider being as careful.
In an update on its website, DocuSign reported an uptick in targeted spam campaigns abusing the company's branding. An investigation was launched, and it was determined that hackers had "gained temporary access to a separate, non-core system that allows us to communicate service-related announcements to users via email."
Read more here: DocuSign Confirms Hack and the Stolen Data Could Put You at Risk
So very fortunate to live here
Santa Fe Sings! 2017
Did you know that there are 43 million choral singers in the US? That is the most people participating in any artistic endeavor.
Some 175 choral singers gathered at United Church of Santa Fe today for Santa Fe Sings!, the second annual event organized by Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Even City of Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales joined us as a tenor for the first half of the event, before heading out to give a commencement speech.
JAMBO CAFE ran their food truck in the parking lot just for this event!
What on earth do these choral posts have to do with communication and disasters? Well, choral singing is an activity that brings together diverse groups of people to unite in a common voice. It is a great example of teamwork. And, in this case, it was very much like spontaneous volunteerism. Some of us had sung together in other choirs and many met for the very first time. After just a few hours, however, we were able to learn four pieces for a mini concert. People coming together on the fly under great leadership can do amazing things.
if you're interested in monitoring and evaluation, this webinar from DME for Peace should be interesting.
Since it was first presented in an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011, the collective impact approach has quickly gained adherents among governments, foundations, and other donors who see it as a coherent framework to achieve large-scale social change through multi-sectoral collaboration. In the years since collective impact was first introduced, practitioners have tested the approach in a variety of contexts, allowing for a more critical assessment of collective impact’s strengths and limitations. In this webinar, Michael will briefly review the evolution of collective impact, present lessons learned from evaluating a collective impact approach in a developing country context and share examples of additional collaborative models.
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