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Hayfields in March

Haytime in March Kevin and I have been to and fro today with some raw materials, words for play like legos.  Here is how it went. First, I did a freewrite as part of a post I wrote describing a couple of tools for minimal distraction writing Here is a raw freewrite I put in the post. Hulk no like.  That is how I feel sometimes [image of Hulk hanging over my writing space]. I know some folks won’t read […]

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Nuzzel to Narro: SoundGecko Redux or How to Create a Podcast from a Newsletter Automagically

Not very long ago in a tech universe really pretty close in time, I had a handy dandy browser/app program called SoundGecko. Alas, RIP, but it appears to have been resurrected in the form of Narro and in ways that make it even more useful. With Narro, you can turn any text from a post into voice.  My favorite voice is the UK one called “Brian”.  These bot voices have come a long way toward humanity in the last year. […]

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A Tech Praxis Story

Here we go, @le_petitjo. I put together a newsletter on a daily basis using the Nuzzel platform. I like it because it can be a robo-newsletter (Nuzzel collects the stories from my feeds and publishes with my comments) or it can be customized so that all stories are curated and commented upon. Or any mix in between. I feel my comments in the newsletter (which are limited to about twice the length of a tweet) are a conversational snippet. I […]

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A Tech Praxis Story

Here we go, @le_petitjo. I put together a newsletter on a daily basis using the Nuzzel platform. I like it because it can be a robo-newsletter (Nuzzel collects the stories from my feeds and publishes with my comments) or it can be customized so that all stories are curated and commented upon. Or any mix in between. I feel my comments in the newsletter (which are limited to about twice the length of a tweet) are a conversational snippet. I […]

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One and Two and Three…Let’s Dance

  Right now in America we are getting a lesson in what happens when we do not talk to each other.  I am guilty.  I live in a bubble of my own making, but I knew I lived in it.  I couldn’t help but know because I lived wholly within Trumplandia. I live where people proudly wave the Confederate flag and if you scratch the surface a little bit you will find more than a few card-carrying KKK members. This is part […]

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Acting Out and Thinking Loud–Thinking and Acting Out Loud

Folks who think out loud don’t get no respetc. Nonz.  But I am going to do it, naytheless. I have been watching Simon Ensor’s blog of late oscillate toward a marvelous political dynamism.  In other words, he bringing it.  And Americans can get it, we can reciprocate and get into the French elections with some serious empathy.  We feel your pain. Here is his latest Steller response to the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. I think I commented […]

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Just Don’t Understand.Don’t

I was annotating the margins of Simon Ensor’s latest post.  Wanted to work it into some self-training I was doing with a new video function with Google Slides.  Here is the pilot. It would be fun to have folks read Simon’s post, add slides with vids/gifs/sounds/text, or add to the slide notes.  Is that a networked narrative? I think it might be. Here is the link for the Google Slide above if you want to go to the source.

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Schooling: A Fable of Sharks and Fish by Bertolt Brecht

If sharks were people,’ his landlady’s little daughter asked Mr. K, ‘would they be nicer to the little fish?’ ‘Of course,’ he said, ‘if sharks were people, they would have strong boxes built in the sea for little fish. There they would put in all sorts of food, plants and little animals, too. They would see to it that the boxes always had fresh water, and they would take absolutely every sort of sanitary measure. When, for example, a little […]

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Five Podcasts that Will Make You Hipper, Happier, and Hoppier

  I listen to podcasts on my iPhone or an old Galaxy Android or on an old Asus Windows phone or on my Amazon Echo.  I have an hour commute each way to my teaching gig so I have a lot of time to listen.  I, also, listen while I do repetitive work (dishes, laundry, walking my fields, feeing the sheep, etc.). I take time and I make time for podcasts. Why? First, they are exciting.  Many smart folk are […]

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How I Got My Attention Back

How I Got My Attention Back There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. And yet so few of us choose to do so. For twenty-eight days this winter I lived on the grounds of an… Here is how I try to keep my attention. I have an office with two desks. One is for online work and the other is for the real world. I have a rolling chair […]

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