In some alternate universe, this past Tuesday I was visiting my brother to celebrate his 62nd birthday. I am likely teasing him for being so old. This is just my imagination wandering. David never made it to his 36th circuit around the sun, and mentally, I was told his brain might ...

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List crossing. Attending (and presented) yesterday at the Modern Language Association Conference here in Vancouver. I mingled with more rhetoricians then I usually do. I got to meet Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Strommel of Hybrid Pedagogy fame. My session yesterday was part of a panel on Visionary Pedagogies for ...

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Two and a half years ago at the 2012 Northern Voice Conference, Giulia Forsythe, Zack Dowell, and I took our presentation into an alley behind the W venue. In the rain, we cemented a USB thumb drive (which the participants had added files via a Piratebox before we went outside) ...

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If you thought Mike Caulfield was excited for months about Smallest Federated Wiki, you should read what he thinks after bring a great group of folks to his FedWikiHappening... over the Christmas holiday. And while my Kool-Aid consumption is at a positively high level, I am not quite there to Mike's. ...

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I'm planning on skipping the philosophical life's been good to me so far year end posts, but cannot pass up on my most regular activity since 2008- my daily photo (almost every day) post to flickr. You can get the back story in previous posts, but more or less, after ...

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Perhaps the most treasured digital bits I have is the hour of audio recorded of my Mom telling stories of her growing up in Baltimore in the 1930s. I recorded this on a visit after after her 80th birthday; and was on my way to visit some 18 months after ...

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Navin R. CogDog: The new JIME's here! The new JIME's here! Harry Groom: Boy, I wish I could get that excited about nothing. Navin R. CogDog: Nothing? Are you kidding? Page 106 - Levine, Alan H.! I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this paper everyday! This is the kind of ...

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In past years I have done the extensive mailing of hand made letters/cards to friends and family. I have also done nothing too. I've done web based greetings. I've done lame text messages. Gotta mix up the game. With being away from home in Canada since late October, the plans for anything ...

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I vaguely remember the way we were taught in high school to research and write a paper. After formulating the topic/hypothesis, we constructed outlines. Then off we would trudge to the library, and use things like the antique card catalog, Citations index to find our sources. As we read books, ...

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Do you really know where your next blog post will come from? Mine kind of pop up like... driving down the road with a destination in mind, and an curious road sign appears. How can you not take that turn? Is that critical you get to Palookaville by 4? Mine started ...

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Some of most jaw-dropping breath-stealing moments are when I see/hear how someone has used a tool, medium I have had in my hands many times, and completely does something I never even imagined possible. Creating within constraints is some of the best stuff you can try. The other day, Bryan Alexander ...

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