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Newsletter 4 a Second Coming

Terry Elliott’s Newsletter Sun, Apr 23 I love the smell of collapse in the morning. Not a bad attitude, just clear aptitude. I see the wave rising, curling, and………….BTW, why do they call these things bubbles? Is it because the economic system has little going for it structurally except the surface tension of belief? Yup. ‘The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst’: A Record 8,640 Stores Are Closing In 2017 Zero Hedge – Apr 22, 4:50 PM “Thousands of new doors […]

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Driving to the Nashville Airport, April 4, 2017

Driving to the Nashville Airport, April 4, 2017 In a ten year old Honda on I-65 I drink in fresh redbuds through the wet slap of wipers Breathing back and forth, intermittent arcs, respiring. Dawn is small and the spring rain tastes inviolable. I drive my daughter to the airport. The galaxy spins in my car’s backseat with hazel eyes and rings tattooed on her fingers She is flying away. Again. I don’t care. I really don’t. The wiper blades judge, […]

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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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