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Entries from June 2009

The Stimulus Bill Enters the Bizarro World

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments

We’ve been up to our elbows writing Stimulus Bill proposals for a couple of months now with no end in sight and the oddities are beginning to pile up. Here are a few: * We’re working on a HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) proposal for a California city. Nothing is particularly unusual about [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants · Stimulus

Talk of the Nation, The Department of Education’s Arne Duncan, and Stimulus Slowness

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

On the way to Seliger + Associates’ new Tucson offices last week, I listened to Neal Conan conduct an interview with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that illustrates problems with both Stimulus Bill (ARRA) passthrough funding and media coverage of contentious issues. Issue One: Stimulus Bill Distribution Conan said that education stimulus funding to states [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Stimulus · Travel

You’re Not Going to be a Professional Blogger, Regardless of What the Wall Street Journal Tells You

June 17th, 2009 · 32 Comments

The Wall Street Journal published a misleading article by Dennis Nishi called “Early Transition to Blog Pro,” about BoingBoing’s Mark Frauenfelder. It has two major problems: it implies that many more people make money solely from blogging than actually do, as though one can make a quick career of blogging (“How You Can Get There, [...]

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Tags: Advice · Blogging

Seliger + Associates Hitches Up the Wagons and Heads Out to Where the Pavement Turns to Sand

June 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We’ve more or less completed our move to sunnier climes in Tucson, AZ. This is the fourth location for Seliger + Associates in 16 and a half years in business, starting in Danville, CA, before migrating to Bellevue and then Mill Creek, WA. So it’s goodbye to coffee and mold and hello to incredible Sonoran [...]

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Tags: Grants · Travel