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posted 01/22/2011

So Mother Jones Editor Laura McClure put down the challenge: you don't have to like social media, just do it. Or something like that and flossing... OK, so, here I am again.. blogging.

At the opening Fellowship weekend in October I knew this was going to be a good experience. I didn't think USC and Michelle could top it, but they did. From a stop at an inner city clinic to the slum housing the poor are forced to live in we saw the inequity up close and personal.

And the fellows who are going through the Fellowship with me are just fantastic journalists, John included.

posted 11/08/2010

So, I'm already running into some challenging snags.

A California transplant, I'm still learning about all the ramifications of Prop 13. Coming from Texas, where school district's still raise money the old fashion way, I mistakenly thought the poorest neighborhoods in the Coachella Valley would have the largest class sizes and the smallest per pupil spending.

Boy was I wrong.

posted 10/14/2010

OK. So, here's a confession.

Blogging scares me.

It's not that I can't write down my thoughts. Or that I can't will myself to the computer. It's just that blogs are right and left and crazy with opinions. We all have readers out there lerking in the shadows desperate for a sliver of a bias -- which we all have, but are loathe to admit --  and I hate to give them any ammunition.

Or is that just my readers?

LOL.

Anyway, here's me... writing a blog.

Nicole Brambila's Blog

So Mother Jones Editor Laura McClure put down the challenge: you don't have to like social media,... more »
posted 01/22/11
So, I'm already running into some challenging snags. A California transplant, I'm still learning... more »
posted 11/08/10
OK. So, here's a confession.Blogging scares me.It's not that I can't write down my... more »
posted 10/14/10

Nicole Brambila's Work

Nicole Brambila examines some of the factors — income, education, healthy food access and neighborhood safety, just to name a few — that contribute to life expectancy in the Coachella Valley.