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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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Rock Solid in a Storm: Daniel Bassill with a Life Rope

Daniel’s posts always do more than inform. They are full of persuasion and  they make me a better person.  I have been mulling over his latest post, Conflicted: How to focus long term when world around is in turmoil? As usual he has some serious wisdom to share. This time he takes the long view about giving in a world full of turmoil. I say it is wise because it runs counter to what the prevailing wisdom is (which is […]

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Resist, Damnit, Resist.

A fable for all times 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 […]

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Attendez! If a #Netnarr Fell in the Forest & No Network Heard It…

  Attendez! I was reading Daniel Bassill’s comment to my post about signal & noise and wondering why it had taken me so long to get back to it. I almost always attend to the business of reciprocating with folks who have honored me with their attention. I had not done so for Daniel F. Bassill . He has been kind, gentle and considerate in responding over the years to my posts. Sorry, Dan. I promise to do better. I […]

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Playing with Google Explore

I am taking my first week of class for journalismclass.org’s “Data Exploration and Storytelling”.  I ran across a great quote and wanted to ‘visualize’ it using SnagIt.  I saved it to Google Drive and then I remembered reading about the new, Google Explore (which must be another iteration of Google Research). Here is an embed of all the discoveries I made and added using Google Explore. Here is the link if you want to go there. It was fun.  I […]

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Self-Loathing is a Subset of Resistance: All Honor to Laura Ritchie and Steven Pressfield

  I was inspired reading Laura Ritchie’s response to Horton and Freire’s book, We Make the Road by Walking. One of my creeds is to honor the work of others. Just as she honors Freire’s, I honor hers. I don’t believe in absolute one-for-one reciprocation, but pretty close. I try as best I can to honor what others are trying to do. Especially if it inspires me. If I feel something, I am duty-bound to let them know. I responded […]

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Hitchhiking Down the Data Story Telling Highway

Measure of American & DATA2GO: Data Story Telling on the Rise (tl’dr: Telling a story about how we connect about telling stories.) I recently enrolled in a course at the Knight Center’s Journalismcourses.org, “Data Exploration and Storytelling ( January 16 – February 26, 2017 )”. Why? As a composition teacher and as a writer, I find myself in need of the tools that help my readers understand data beyond text. In other words I need to become a better data […]

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Inoreader: An Affordances and Adjacencies Universe

Buggles – Video killed the radio star 1979 Buggles – Video killed the radio star 1979 I heard you on the wireless back in 52 lying awake intent a tuning in on you if I was young it didn’t stop you coming through They took the credit for your second symphony re-written by machine and new technology and   When Google killed its RSS-star, Google Reader, many of us scrambled for a replacement.  Why? Because RSS is open, free, and […]

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